Kingsport City Schools Proposed Textbooks Announced

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Before making a recommendation to the Kingsport Board of Education for adoption, the Kingsport City Schools textbook selection committee is considering the following Tennessee State Board of Education approved textbooks for grades K-12 ELA (Reading, Writing, Literature, etc.).

The State Board of Education approved textbooks are available for viewing online on the Tennessee Department of Education webpage, Online Samples. In addition, materials can be reviewed at the Kingsport City Schools Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 200, 2nd floor, downtown Kingsport.  Reviews completed by the State Advisory Panelists, as well as public comments and publisher comments from the state review process, can be found on the TN DOE webpage, Textbook Reviews. Those who wish to make comments on the state approved textbooks may do so by submitting their comments to Dr. Lamar Smith via email at from March 16-20, 2020. Computer access to view proposed materials is available at the Kingsport City Schools Administrative Support Center.  

Final textbook recommendations will be made to the Kingsport Board of Education on April 14, 2020. The Board has the responsibility to decide by vote which textbooks are approved for use in the district. The final adoption of school district textbooks is due to the Tennessee Department of Education by May 15, 2020
Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice, and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,600 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

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