Tuesday, November 3, 2015

KCS to celebrate coupon book sales

Knox County Schools will celebrate what officials are calling "another successful Knox County Schools Coupon Book campaign" during an appreciation luncheon 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue), according to a news release.

Officials at that time will announce the to-date sales totals, recognize top-selling schools and students, identify corporate sponsors and thank coordinators for a successful 2015 campaign.

The 2015 campaign goal was 160,000 books sold, which would net more than $1.4 million for classroom needs across the county.

MORE: For a list of locations to buy a KCS Coupon Book.

The Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book provides funds to meet school needs identified by parents, teachers and school administrators and benefits every student in the Knox County Schools. In its 27th year, the coupon book still costs only $10.00.

Of this, schools keep $8.00 from each book they sell; $0.70 support schools with greater economic need, and $0.13 from each book fund the purchase of e-book subscriptions for all Knox County Schools’ libraries.

During the 2014 campaign, students sold 158,557 coupon books, raising just over $1.4 million for the schools. Since 1989, almost 4 million coupon books have been sold to raise more than $30 million for students in the Knox County Schools.

The Knox County Schools Coupon Book now is available for purchase at select retail locations on the attached document. For more information about the Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book, visit knoxschools.org.

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