2023-24 Board of Education Meeting/Work Session Notes » BOE Work Session Notes - January 23, 2024

BOE Work Session Notes - January 23, 2024

The Kingsport City Schools Board of Education held a work session on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.  Several important items were discussed, including:
  • Recognition of the Board during School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee;
  • A data report on recent student benchmark assessments; and
  • A review of the recently published KCS Annual Report.
Work Session Audio
Detailed Work Session Notes
At the start of tonight's work session, Assistant Superintendent - Administration Dr. Andy True recognized the Board as a part of Tennessee School Board Appreciation Week.
  • Each year, Tennessee celebrates School Board Appreciation Week as a way to honor local school board members.  This year, the week is Jan. 21-27, 2024 and is a chance for local communities to thank these individuals for giving their time and service to support children, educators, and families. 
    • At tonight's meeting and to continue a longstanding Board tradition, books were donated to each KCS school library on behalf of the KCS Board members.  BOE members also received an appreciation gift... an embroidered KCS logo jacket.  Dr. True also read a proclamation issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in recognition of the Board. 
  • Additionally, Board members are being highlighted this week across all KCS social media platforms and on WCSK Radio, 90.3 FM.
  • Kingsport City Schools thanks and honors our five Board members:
    • Melissa Woods, Board President
    • Dr. Brandon Fletcher, Board Vice President
    • Julie Byers
    • Tim Dean
    • Todd Golden
Michael Hubbard, Director of Performance Excellence, shared the results of the recently completed student benchmark assessments.  This is the second benchmark given during the 2023-24 school year.
  • As a point of comparison, the current second benchmark results were examined in relation to last year's second benchmark results and the 2022-23 TCAP overall proficiency.
  • Data was segmented by elementary, middle, and high school.
  • Click below to view the full data report.
Dr. True and Marybeth McLain, KCS Communications Coordinator, provided a review of the 2022-23 KCS Annual Report.
  • The Annual Report serves as one of the primary communications items produced and distributed by KCS each year.
  • The report, once again presented in a calendar format, was recently mailed to all KCS families.
  • Click here to view an electronic copy of this year's Annual Report.
The next session of the Board of Education will be a meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 6 p.m.  The meeting will take place in the Tennessee Room of the Administrative Support Center (400 Clinchfield Street).
KCS has been ranked the "#1 Best Place to Teach in Tennessee" by the 2023 NICHE Best Schools Ranking and the City of Kingsport has been voted as the "Nicest Places in America" in the October 2022 Reader's Digest.
For more information visit www.k12k.com, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, or call the KCS Administrative Support Center at (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (kcsdistrict), Instagram (kcs__district), Twitter (@kcs__district), LinkedIn (kcsdistrict), and check out our YouTube Channel (@kcs__district).