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

January 27th, 2014 10:25 am by Marybeth McLain, community contributor

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

KINGSPORT – 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 on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Netherland Room on the second floor of the Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield St., in 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; Lenore Kilgore, director of special education at (423) 378.2169 or Lamar Smith, director of federal programs at (423) 378.8598.

Kingsport City Schools is a public school system located in Kingsport, 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.

For more information on Kingsport City Schools (KCS), visit, listen live on, WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, watch KCS Today on Charter Channel 16 at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook, Kingsport City Schools and on Twitter, @KptSchools.

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