Knox County students will once again be hitting the streets for the annual coupon book sales. The books will be sold Sept. 23 through Oct. 8, 2010.
Knox County Schools Coupon Books provide funds to meet some school needs identified by parents, teachers and school administrators. The coupon books cost $10.00 with $7.80 going to the school where the book is sold.
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New for 2010 is the improved name and design of the popular school fund-raising program.
"Only books with the cover entitled 'The Original Knox County Schools Coupon Book' will directly benefit the Knox County Schools," said Scott Bacon, Supervisor of Business Partnerships for the Knox County Schools. "There are other coupon books that may look similar, so it is important for consumers to know this significant distinction."
There are 51 new merchants in the Knox County books, including a Sevier County Family Fun Section."
Students sold 153,369 coupon books during the 2009 campaign representing a profit of $1,288,300. Since 1989, over 2,746,169 coupon books have been sold to raise more than $23.5 million for Knox County students.
Encyclopedia Britannica On-Line for all Knox County Schools' libraries is funded by $.13 of the proceeds and another $.12 funds the "Schooled for Success" program, an eighth grade career awareness initiative in each Knox County middle school. $.70 is redistributed to schools within Knox County with greater economic needs. The cost of printing is $.65 per book. Only $.60 of the book's cost goes to cover administrative and student incentive cost.