Knox County Schools is celebrating a successful coupon book campaign. Students sold the coupon books earlier this fall to help raise money for their schools.
Wednesday, the system celebrated with an appreciation luncheon that honored the top-selling schools and students, as well as sponsors and coordinators.
This year's top selling school was A.L. Lotts Elementary School. Copper Ridge Elementary School student Cassie Norris sold the most books, with a total of 330.
School officials say sales were a little down from last year, but it was still a successful campaign.
"The great thing about this program is even though it's a system-wide effort, really it's a local school fundraiser. So look at the list of where the proceeds are spent at each school and most of those dollars are going toward technology. So the one area that's really hard to keep pace in, we're able to drive these dollars toward that, whether it's Smart Boards for classrooms or laptops, whatever it might be, tablets, you name it," said Scott Brown, Knox County Schools supervisor of business partnerships.
Altogether, the campaign sold more than 153,000 coupon books and raised more than $1.3 million.