BOE Work Session Notes - August 18, 2015

The Kingsport City Schools Board of Education held a work session on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Several key items were discussed, including:
  • A report on KCS facilities and maintenance work performed during the summer of 2015.
  • A report on the 2015 KCS administrative work retreat, which was held July 12-14, 2015.
Work Session Audio
Detailed Work Session Notes

Mr. Bill Shedden, Supervisor of Maintenance and Custodial Services, provided a report on KCS facilities and maintenance work performed during this past summer.

  • In addition to professional trainings and regular custodial work, maintenance staff completed multiple projects, including:
    • Replacement and improvements to flooring.
    • Improvements to the D-B cafeteria.
    • Repair of water damage.
    • Roof repairs.
    • Electrical work.
    • Refinishing of gym floors and other flooring.
    • Repairing damaged asphalt.
    • Painting.
    • Improvements to HVAC systems.

Mrs. Christy Free (Principal, Kennedy Elementary), Dr. Krissy Turner (Principal, Jackson Elementary), and Mrs. Heather Wolf (Principal, Jackson Elementary), provided a report on the KCS Administrative Work Retreat, which was held on July 12-14, 2015.

  • The annual retreat provided an opportunity for KCS leadership to work collaboratively to plan for the upcoming school year.  Key work included:
    • Reviewing and updating the KCS Guiding Tenets, including the Core Values, Goals, Core Competencies, Key Practices, and Guiding Questions. 
    • Reviewing the 2014-15 school year and outlining priorities for the 2015-16 school year.
    • Exploring and analyzing the book The Principal:  Three Keys to Maximizing Impact, by Michael Fullan, which was read by all principals prior to the session.
The next meeting of the Board of Education will be a regular meeting on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 6 p.m.  The meeting will take place in the Tennessee Room of the Administrative Support Center (400 Clinchfield Street).
Please Note:  For the remainder of 2015, all Kingsport BOE meetings and work sessions will begin at 6 p.m.
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