BOE Meeting Notes - August 14, 2018

The Kingsport City Schools Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Several key items were discussed, including:
  • A report on the Read to Be Ready summer literacy camp;
  • Consideration and approval of vehicle bids for various KCS departments;
  • Consideration and approval of chemical products used by School Nutrition Services; and
  • Consideration and approval of several KCS Board policies.
Meeting Audio
Detailed Meeting Notes


The Pledge of Allegiance was led this evening by Greyson Sexton and Sophia Stalnaker.  Greyson is in first grade and Sophia is a third grader at John Adams Elementary School.

community interest report

Kennedy Elementary School Family Liaison Debbie Allen presented a report on the 2018 Read to Be Ready summer literacy camp.
  • The goal of the camp is to increase the number of students reading on grade level in the 3rd grade.
  • Hosted at Lincoln Elementary School, the camp focused on rising 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students who were below reading proficiency.
  • Select the file below to view the full presentation reviewing the Read to Be Ready camp from this summer.


KCS Chief Finance Officer, reviewed bids for needed vehicle purchases for the district:
  • Two 8-passenger vans for use by the Dobyns-Bennett Transition School to Work program.
    • Bid awarded to Empire Ford for two Ford Transit 150 vans.
  • One High Top 9-passenger van with wheelchair access for the D-B Transition School to Work program.
    • Bid awarded to Central States for a Diamond/Ford Transit van.
  • One 8-passenger van for D-B Activities.
    • Bid awarded to Empire Ford for a Ford Transit 150 van.
  • One Compact Cargo Van for School Nutrition Services.
    • Bid awarded to Auto World of Big Stone Gap for a 2018 Ram Pro Master City.
  • Following review and discussion, the Board approved the bid and purchases by a vote of 4-0.
Mr. Frye also reviewed bids submitted for chemical products to be used by the KCS School Nutrition Services Department.
  • The recommended by from Summers Industrial Supply runs through June 30, 2019 with an option to renew for up to three additional years in one year increments.
  • After review and discussion, the Board approved the bid by a vote of 4-0.
The next meeting of the Board of Education will be a work session on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6 p.m.  The work session will take place in the Tennessee Room of the Administrative Support Center (400 Clinchfield Street).
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KCS Assistant Superintendent - Administration Andy True, reviewed a variety of recommended BOE Policy revisions and additions, based on recommendations from the Tennessee School Boards Association due to changes or additions to Tennessee law.
  • 3.600 - Insurance Management (revised)
  • 4.608 - Transcript Alteration (new)
  • 5.305 - Family and Medical Leave (revised)
  • 6.200 - Attendance (revised)
  • 6.309 - Zero Tolerance Offenses (revised)
  • 6.409 - Child Abuse and Neglect (revised)
  • Following discussion, the Board approved the policy recommendations by a vote of 4-0.