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Kingsport City Schools to host information session for parents of home-schooled special needs students

Marybeth McLain • Aug 21, 2013 at 4:43 PM

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Parents and teachers of private and home-schooled special needs students are invited to an information session to learn more about services that Kingsport City Schools can provide.

The information session will be held from 12 to 1 p.m., Thursday, August 29, in the Netherland Room at the Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield Street, second floor, downtown Kingsport.

Kingsport City Schools assists in locating, identifying, evaluating and serving all school-aged children who are home-schooled or attend private school within the city limits and qualify for services under the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Additionally, educators working in private schools attended by children who qualify for services under these two programs, Title I (education for the disadvantaged) or Title II (improving teacher quality) may also be eligible to receive some federal funding or services.

For more information, contact Kathy Parham, child find coordinator at (423) 378-2172 or kparham@k12k.com; Lenore Kilgore, director of special education at (423) 378.2169 or Dr. Lamar Smith, director of federal programs at (423) 378.8598.

Kingsport City Schools is a public school system 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 and an alternative school; with total enrollment reaching 6,500 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

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