The Kingsport City Schools Board of Education held a work session on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Several key items were discussed, including:
- Recognition of the Board during School Board Appreciation Week;
- Presentation of a report on the district's communications efforts;
- A report on high school grade trends; and
- A mid-year progress report by Superintendent Dr. Jeff Moorhouse.
Assistant Superintendent - Administration Dr. Andy True led a recognition honoring the Kingsport Board of Education in observance of National School Board Appreciation Week.
- Each year Tennessee celebrates School Board Appreciation Week as a way to honor our local school board members. These volunteers govern our schools and make a difference in the lives of our children and communities.
- School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee is Jan. 24-30, 2021 and is a chance for the community to thank these individuals for their unselfish giving of time and service.
Detailed Work Session Notes
Dr. True, along with Communications Editor Mrs. Marybeth McLain, presented a report on the district's current communications efforts.
- Mrs. McLain, Mr. Jeff Hall, and Dr. True work together to lead and facilitate a high level of engagement between all KCS stakeholders through effective communication.
- Communication methodologies and focus areas include:
- District Marketing
- Event Facilitation
- Research and Development
- Crisis Management Communications
- Internal District Support
- External Community Support
- Communications Through Website, Radio, Video Production, and Social and Traditional Media.
- An introduction to the district Data Dashboard was also presented, which was further reviewed during Dr. Moorhouse's mid-year progress report.
- Click below to view the full communications presentation.
Dr. Chris Hampton, Principal at Dobyns-Bennett High School, and Dr. Brian Cinnamon, Chief Academic Officer - Secondary, presented a report on high school cumulative GPA grade level and cohort comparisons from Fall 2019 to Fall 2020.
- To be noted in making comparisons, caution should be exercised regarding:
- Cohort differences;
- Course load/offering differences;
- Hybrid and virtual schedules; and
- RCL students were not included in calculations.
- In comparing Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 Grade Point Averages:
- Weighted and unweighted GPAs for 9th grade showed a decrease year-over-year.
- Weighted and unweighted GPAs for 10th, 11th, and 12th grades all increased in Fall 2020 as compared to the Fall 2019 semester.
- When considering cohort groups of students, the classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 all improved their grades during Fall 2020 when compared to Fall 2019.
- Click below to view Dr. Hampton's full report, including GPA data charts and graphs.
KCS Superintendent Dr. Jeff Moorhouse presented a mid-year progress report to the Board.
- The report included a review and update on various strategic plan goals and outcomes, as well as data related to academics, finance, college and career readiness, arts and athletics, and KCS operations.
- Please click below to view documents from Dr. Moorhouse's report.
The next meeting of the Board of Education will on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6 p.m. The meetings will take place in the Tennessee Room of the Administrative Support Center (400 Clinchfield Street).
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