2nd Annual Kingsport City Schools “Back the Blue Day”

Published on Oct. 26, 2017 at 8:48 a.m.

WHAT: 2nd Annual Kingsport City Schools “Back the Blue Day” 

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WHERE: Kingsport City Schools – All KCS locations

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) has designated Wednesday, November 1, 2017 as “KCS Back the Blue Day.”  Members of the Kingsport Police Department (KPD), KCS Student Resource Officers (SROs) and KPD K-9 Units will be honored in a variety of ways for their ongoing service to the students and staff of Kingsport City Schools.

“We are so thankful for the service that the women and men of the Kingsport Police Department provide Kingsport City Schools on a daily basis,” said KCS Interim Superintendent Dr. Dwain Arnold.  “The partnership of KCS and KPD helps to provide the safest possible environment for our children and employees.  Back the Blue Day is just one way for us to say thank you to the Kingsport Police Department for all they do to protect our community.”

A thank-you breakfast for patrol officers and administrative staff will take place at the Kingsport Justice Center on November 1 as a way to show appreciation. In addition, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to wear blue on November 1 to show support of KPD. Photos and videos will be posted throughout the day on district (Facebook/Twitter) and school (Twitter) social media sites using the national hashtag, #BacktheBlue.

Officers are invited to visit schools during the day and the KCS/KPD School Resource Officer program will be highlighted in the WeAreKCS.com “Saturday Six” Blog with an accompanying video.

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 k12k.com, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, download our mobile app for Apple / Android devices or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District), LinkedIn (Kingsport City Schools) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).