Dear KCS Families,
The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III) provides funding to the State of Tennessee and school districts to support COVID-19 recovery. Kingsport City Schools received $17,075,503.09 in ESSER III funds. Kingsport City Schools must reserve at least 20 percent of funds to address learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions and ensure that those interventions respond to students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups.
Kingsport City Schools will submit a detailed plan to the Tennessee Department of Education outlining how it will use ESSER III funding to address student learning needs and provide capital and environmental improvements to support student and staff health and wellness. To assist in the development of this plan, Kingsport City Schools is seeking feedback from Kingsport families, employees, and community members. Individuals wishing to provide such feedback are asked to review the draft plan information by clicking here and completing a survey at the bottom of the linked webpage.