BOE Work Session Notes - May 28, 2019

The Kingsport City Schools Board of Education held a work session on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Several key items were discussed, including:
  • A report on KCS Student Services programs;
  • An update on 2019 Summer Program offerings throughout KCS; and 
  • An update on the KCS one-to-one (1:1) technology program.
Work Session Audio
Detailed Work Session Notes
Mr. Jim Nash, KCS Chief Student Services Officer, presented a report on various Student Services programs taking place throughout KCS.
  • Mr. Nash presented on behalf of Mr. Matthew Smith (Attendance Coordinator), Ms. Misty Keller (Coordinated School Health Coordinator), Mrs. Alisa Emery (Family Resource Center Coordinator), Mrs. Michele Wilder (Homeless Education Program Coordinator), and Mrs. Vicki Johnston (Supervisor of Nursing).
    • Information was presented to the Board related to various data points for each program area, highlights regarding program offerings and the ways students were served during this past school year, and priorities for services in the future.
    • Click below to view the full Student Services presentation.
Dr. Rhonda Stringham, Assistant Superintendent - Instruction, provided a preview of the many programs and services that will be provided to students and educators during the summer of 2019.
  • A wide variety of educational camps, athletic camps, summer meal programs, and learning programs will be offered during the summer months, by both KCS staff and community partners.
  • Camps include:  Academic camps and learning opportunities such as High School Summer Preview camps, middle school JumpStart camp, STREAM camps, STREAMWORKS STEM camps, band camps, and a wide variety of sports camps.
  • Click here to view the full schedule of summer opportunities, including times, dates, and registration information.
Dr. Stringham and Mr. Scott Pierce, Chief Technology Officer, provided an overview and updates on the KCS one-to-one (1:1) technology program.
  • The innovative program utilizes technology to provide greater opportunities to learning environments, with the goal of better preparing students to live and learn in an increasingly digital world.
  • Changes to the 1:1 program are underway, addressing three key questions:
    • How should devices be used to best meet the educational needs of students?
    • What processes need to be improved regarding the distribution, collection, and repair of devices?
    • What improvements can be made regarding finances/fees?
  • Click here to view the full update on the 1:1 program and for additional details regarding upcoming changes.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6 p.m.  The meeting will take place in the Tennessee Room of the Administrative Support Center (400 Clinchfield Street).
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