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Knox County Schools Celebrates Successful 2014 Coupon Book Campaign

 
The Knox County Schools will celebrate another successful Knox County Schools Coupon Book campaign during a celebration and appreciation luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m., at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue).
 
At the luncheon, officials will announce the to-date sales totals, which include the following:
  • Coupon Books Sold in 2014: 158,557
  • Money Raised for Classrooms and Schools in 2014: $1,400,058.31

Officials also will recognize top-selling schools and students, identify corporate sponsors and thank coordinators for a successful 2014 campaign. Representatives from the coupon book’s presenting sponsor, U.S. Cellular, and the major sponsors, First Tennessee, Junk Bee Gone, Rusty Wallace Honda, Rusty Wallace Kia and Stanley Steemer will be in attendance.
 
The 2014 campaign goal was 160,000 books sold, which would net more than $1.4 million for classroom needs across the county.
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 26th 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 ebook subscriptions for all Knox County Schools’ libraries. The sale of the 2013 book resulted in $20,000 for the libraries of the Knox County Schools.
 
During the 2013 campaign, students sold 154,063 coupon books, raising more than $1.36 million for the schools. Since 1989, more than 3 million coupon books have been sold to raise almost $29 million for students in the Knox County Schools.
 
The Knox County Schools Coupon Book now is available for purchase at select retail locations. For more information about the Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book, visit knoxschools.org.
 
Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present.
 
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