3rd Grade Retention Law Information Virtual Parent Meeting (K-3rd Graders)

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Kingsport City Schools will host a virtual parent meeting regarding to the TN Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act (T.C.A. § 49-6-3115 9 [a]) - 3rd Grade Retention Law at 6 p.m. via Google Meet. The meeting can be accessed by clicking here: meet.google.com/dma-zces-boc

Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, a student in the third grade shall not be promoted to the next grade level unless the student is determined to be proficient in English language arts (ELA) based on the student achieving a performance level rating of “met expectations” or “exceeded expectations” on the ELA portion of the student's most recent Tennessee comprehensive assessment program (TCAP) test.

The purpose of the virtual meeting is to empower KCS parents and guardians of children in grades K-3 by educating them on the 3rd Grade Retention Law. Detailed information on pathways for promotion, the KCS philosophy, how KCS instructs and supports reading, the TCAP English Language Arts format, Timeline, and additional resources will be discussed. 

Click here for presentations, resources, the Kingsport Board of Education's resolution recommending revision of the law, and ways to contact your legislators to voice your concern.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Rhonda Stringham, Kingsport City Schools Assistant Superintendent - Curriculum at [email protected]

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 a total enrollment of over 7,900 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

For more information visit www.k12k.com, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, or call the KCS Administrative Support Center at (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Instagram (@kcs_district), Twitter (@KCS_District), LinkedIn (Kingsport City Schools), and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).