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Assurance Statement:

               Kingsport City Schools does not discriminate on  the basis of race, color,
               national origin, sex, disability, or age in its program or activities and provides
               equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Kingsport
               City Schools offers classes in many career and technical education program
               areas under its open admissions policy.   Specifically, Kingsport City Schools
               offers admissions based on selective criteria in (such as meeting pre-requisite
               criteria; disciplinary background, etc.)  through a separate application process
               that is nondiscriminatory. For more information about the application process
               and particular course offerings, contact the Dobyns-Bennett High School
               counseling office at (423) 378.8409.   *[LEP only: Lack  of English language
               proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and
               technical education programs.] The following people have been designated to
               handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:  Inquiries concerning
               the system's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX or
               the Americans with Disabilities  Act (ADA) are directed to the Kingsport City
               Schools compliance officer for  employees, Jennifer Guthrie at 400 Clinchfield
               Street, Suite 200, Kingsport, TN 37660, or by phone at (423) 378.2103, and for
               students Dr. Lamar Smith at 400  Clinchfield Street, Suite 200,  Kingsport, TN
               37660, or by phone at (423) 378.8598. Inquiries concerning Section 504 are
               directed to contact compliance officer Dr. Lamar Smith.

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