Kingsport City Schools Board of Education to Hold Called Meeting

Kingsport, Tenn. - The Kingsport Board of Education will hold a called meeting on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 3 p.m. in the Tennessee Room at the KCS Administrative Support Center, 400 Clinchfield Street, third floor, downtown Kingsport. 

The purpose of the called meeting is to consider the implementation of a mask mandate for Kingsport City Schools, subject to Tennessee Governor Executive Order #84 (Aug. 16, 2021).

In order to facilitate public input in an efficient and orderly fashion, the called meeting will include two 20-minute comment periods, one for those wishing to speak in favor of implementing a mask mandate and one for those who wish to speak against implementing a mask mandate.  

  • All individuals wishing to comment will sign-in prior to the meeting to indicate their desire to speak before the Board.

  • Those wishing to submit written communication to the Board prior to the called meeting may do so via email at [email protected].

  • Speakers will be required to identify themselves by name and address and will limit their comments to three (3) minutes in length.  

  • Per Kingsport Board of Education Board Policy 1.404 - Public Communication at Board Meetings, all comments will be a matter of public record.  

  • Comments regarding system personnel or personnel matters are not appropriate during the public forum.  

  • Speakers may not refer to students by name without permission from the parent or guardian.

Please note, with all public comment periods, a dialogue will not take place, but rather the Board will hear public comments.  

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 7,400 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

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