Annual Title I Meeting Scheduled

The Claiborne County Schools Federal Programs Department will be hosting an
Annual Title I Meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the boardroom of the Claiborne County Schools Central Office located at 1403 Tazewell Road, Tazewell, TN 37879.  All parents, guardians and community stakeholders are invited to attend.  For more questions, please call Georgia Rush or Sandra Williams at 423-626-3543.

Fall Festivals Scheduled Across the District


The Alpha School will be having their annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 4th from 5-8 p.m.  Events will include a variety of games, food, pumpkin carving contest, face painting, silent auction, pie the janitor and a haunted Playground.  For more information, call the Alpha School at 423-626-3323.

Ellen Myers Primary School will be hosting a Haunted Harvest on Friday, November 1st from 6-9 p.m.  During this event everyone will be able to enjoy craft vendors, a haunted house, a cafe’, students’ pumpkin art that will be available for purchase and much more.  For more information, please call 423-869-2172

Powell Valley Elementary School’s Fall Festival will take place on Friday, November 1st from 5-7 p.m.  It will be located at the Powell Valley Outdoor Walking Track/Ballfield (Weather Permitting).  At the festival there will be games, food, crafts, silent auction, face painting, crowing PVES Prince/Princess, etc…  For more information call, 423-869-4659.

“Raptor” Visitor Management System Implemented

Claiborne County Schools is NOW AMONG THE SAFEST schools in America when it comes to protecting children from SEXUAL PREDATORS thanks to new Raptor Screening System. 

The new visitor management tool quickly performs background checks on all visitors, contractors and volunteers.  It also enables each school to customize its system by including custody alerts and more! 

Claiborne County Schools will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System to improve campus safety for students and faculty. The new ID card scanning system provides practically instant screening of visitors, contractors, and volunteers for sex offender status and custom alerts such as custody orders. A hi-tech replacement to what used to be an old-school visitor sign-in sheet; Raptor can also track students who arrive late or leave early and faculty who sign in and out of the building. As a result, Raptor gives a more accurate head count of who’s on campus in case of an emergency.

Upon check-in, each first-time visitor will be required to present their state or federal government-issued identification card. The Raptor system scans the ID and automatically checks each person entering school grounds against the national database of registered sex offenders, as well as against a custom alert database created by each district or school. Once a visitor is cleared by the Raptor system, a visitor badge is printed that includes a photo as well as the individual’s name, date, time of entry, and destination. If a potential threat is identified, the Raptor system sends instant alerts to designated staff via email and text.

“We’re excited to be incorporating Raptor in our schools,” said Dr. Linda Keck, Director of Schools. “People are checking in and out of campus constantly. It’s a revolving door of visitors, volunteers and vendors, and the Raptor system offers an extra layer of protection. Whether it’s making sure a student is being released to the right parent, or whether a volunteer, visitor, or vendor has been cleared to enter our campus, we know with Raptor we’re doing everything we can to keep our students and faculty safe.”

The Raptor System is expected to be in place in the Claiborne County Schools at the start of school this year. (Thursday August 8th, 2019).

For more information on the Raptor system visit