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MOU x 2: Kingsport BOE approves dual enrollment with King, J. Fred renovation

September 5th, 2013 11:31 pm by Rick Wagner

MOU x 2: Kingsport BOE approves  dual enrollment with King, J. Fred renovation

KINGSPORT — The city’s school board has approved memorandums of understanding with King University for dual enrollment and with the city for the J. Fred Johnson Stadium renovations.

The King dual enrollment program, approved 5-0, will allow junior and senior students with a weighted grade point average of 3.0 to earn college credits while attending Dobyns-Bennett High School.

Students with a 2.6 weighted GPA but less than 3.0 may participate with permission of D-B, and D-B faculty will teach the classes.

The MOU on the stadium revenue and renovation/expansion funding, approved 5-0, spells out that the D-B School Activities Office is guaranteed $118,000 a year in season football ticket revenue, plus a 1 percent increase each year, while the city will have no guarantee but in a sample scenario might get $174,500 the first year to help retire debt for the project.

General admission tickets would remain $6, while season tickets in the lower section would be $8 a game or $40 a season. Before the 2014-15 season, a “Pick Your Seat” event would allow folks with season tickets to pay $100 and then pick their season seats.

See Friday's print edition for an expanded version of this story.

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