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Libraries Receive Donation from Coupon Book

Coupon Books Every child in the Knox County Schools can benefit from the sale of the Knox County Schools Coupon Book each year. A portion of the purchase price of the book goes to the Knox County Schools’ Libraries for the purchase of e-book subscriptions in support of an excellent education for every child. Sales of the 2013 Coupon Book funded a donation of $20,000 for the libraries. This support was recognized Aug. 26 during the Knox County Schools Partners in Education Kickoff Breakfast.

For the 20th year, more than 100 Knox County Schools’ administrators and their community and business partners came together at the University of Tennessee Medical Center to kick off the 2014-2015 school year and celebrate successful partnerships. The Partners in Education program enriches and expands educational opportunities of students and enhances community engagement and support through goal-oriented community partnerships and activities. In addition to producing the Knox County Schools Coupon Book, the Partners in Education program also supplements school needs through Dine Out for Education, Teacher Supply Depot and the Clothing Center and supports teachers and students through teacher recognition events, Career Day for 8th-12th graders, scholarships and more.

The 2014 Knox County Schools Coupon Book goes on sale Sept. 4, and again this year, the cost is $10 each. Easier to use, this year’s book is divided into sections to match users’ needs: Food, Fun, Home, Retail and Services. Itoffers close to $10,000 in savings from more than 265 merchants.

The $10 price of each book is used to support the following:
  • $8.00 from each sale stays with the school selling the book
  • $0.70 from each sale is redistributed to schools within the Knox County Schools with greater economic need
  • $0.13 from each sale supports K-12 e-book subscriptions for all Knox County Schools’ Libraries
  • $0.54 of each sale supports administrative costs and incentives
  • $0.63 of each sale funds printing costs

For more information about the Partners in Education program, visit and click on the Departments tab, and follow on Twitter, @KCSpartners.
2014 Knox County Schools Partners in Education Kickoff Breakfast 
Check Presentation  
Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, Library Specialist Sarah Searles and Business Partnerships
Supervisor Scott Bacon celebrate the donation to the Knox County Schools’ Libraries from
the Knox County Schools Coupon Book.
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Scott Bacon addressing the crowd PIE Breakfast 1