Sunday, January 29, 2017
Quebec-based cookie maker Leclerc investing $50M in new Tennessee plantCompany buying 110,000 sq. ft. facility in Kingsport, Tenn., plans to hire 100 workers over the next three years
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Kingsport attractions get state, national attention
Bays Mountain Park has been serving the residents of Kingsport and the greater Tri-Cities region for more than 45 years, offering people a 3,500-acre ...
Consulting agency: NETWORKS' Walker among North America's Top 50 Economic Developers
Walker leads the joint economic development efforts of Sullivan County, Kingsport, Bristol, Tenn., and Bluff City and the marketing and recruitment for ...
Monday, January 23, 2017
NETWORKS listed in Expansion Solutions Top 5 For Aerospace Sector
BLOUNTVILLE — The NETWORKS — Sullivan Partnership has been recognized as one of the most desirable destinations for aerospace and aviation ...
The Kingsport City Schools Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Several key items were discussed, including:
· A report on the Transition School-to-Work Program at Dobyns-Bennett High School;
· Recognition of the Johnson Elementary School first grade student whose artwork was chosen for the KCS 2016 holiday card;
· Recognition of the John Sevier Middle School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams for winning 2016 State Championships;
· Recognition of Dobyns-Bennett football coach Graham Clark for his induction into the 2016 Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame;
· Recognition of the Dobyns-Bennett Marching Band for their outstanding performance in 2016, including a finals appearance in the Bands of America Grand National Championship;
· Consideration and approval of thirty-three KCS teachers for tenure;
· Approval of Honors and Advanced Placement courses for 2017-2018;
· Approval of E-Rate processing and consulting services agreement for 2017-2018;
· Approval of an amendment to the 2016-17 KCS Budget;
· Consideration and approval of a professional services agreement regarding a facility assessment and plans related to renovations to the current Sullivan North High School;
· Consideration and approval of revisions to KCS Board of Education policies;
· Approval of a request to exclude fall semester 2016 End of Course exam scores from calculation of final grades.
Click here to view the full meeting notes. Have a great evening!
Assistant Superintendent - Administration
Kingsport City Schools
400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 200
Kingsport, TN 37660
www.WeAreKCS.com … A spotlight on the people and programs of KCS
Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s www.MeadowViewResort.com and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at www.BestPlaces.net). The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.