Kingsport City Schools to Host Information Session for Parents of Home-School Special Needs Students

Published April 12, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Parents and teachers of private and home-schooled students who may qualify for educational support through Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) are invited to an information session about services Kingsport City Schools can provide.

The information session will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. located in the Shelby Room at the Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield Street, third floor, downtown Kingsport.

Kingsport City Schools assists in locating, identifying, evaluating and serving all school-aged children who are home-schooled or attend private school within the city limits and qualify for services under the IDEA.

Additionally, educators working in private schools attended by children who qualify for services under these two programs, Title I (education for the disadvantaged) or Title II (improving teacher quality) may also be eligible to receive some federal funding or services.

For more information, contact Kathy Parham, child find coordinator, at (423) 378.2172 or or Jacki Wolfe, director of special education, at (423) 378.2100 or

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,500 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).

For more information on KCS, visit, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).