• Alert:

    Governor Lee has closed school buildings for students physically to return for the remainder of this semester. However, the school system will continue online learning throughout the last instructional day of the school year. ECS will receive guidance as the COVID task force meets in the days to come. The feeding programs will continue as scheduled. We will be sending out information about other events important to parents and students early next week. Please continue social distancing and good hygiene to decrease the spread of the virus in our area. We will provide updates about the 2020-2021 School Year

Close alert

Grant To Improve Safety In Schools

Posted On: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Elizabethton City School System applied for a grant earlier this year and received notification last week the grant was awarded for $470,662. The Elizabethton Schools is the only school in TN that received the 2019 COPS School Violence Prevention Program Grant. The funding will be used to update the security system and safety in all Elizabethton City Schools. Dr. Corey Gardenhour stated, " I am very pleased Elizabethton City School System was chosen as the only school in TN to receive this grant. This grant will help increase the level of safety by hardening the entrances and coupling with the SRO's at every school. We look forward to the increase in participation and communication of possible threats to keep students and staff safe by enhancing conversations around safety. I would like to thank members of the school system and Chief Shaw for their hard work to achieve this grant. Safety is paramount to the success of our schools."
Tonight's School Board Meeting at 6:30pm will reveal more information about the new security system and plans for installation.

Back to School News      Print News Article