Town school children once again are ‘coupon salespersons’

The community again can rally behind Farragut schools by purchasing one or more of the Original Knox County Schools Coupon Books that are on sale now.

And this year, Coupon Books are available online.

This year’s fundraising campaign, which started Sept. 24, will continue through Oct. 22 according to 2020 Coupon Book campaign coordinator Kim Severance, KCS Resource Development and Event specialist.

“Since 1989, the Coupon Book campaign has been an important resource to provide discretionary funds for schools to meet needs identified by parents and teachers,” Severance said. “That goal is particularly important this year as our schools face additional challenges related to COVID-19, and we have adopted the theme of ‘Staying Strong Together’ to highlight the importance of our community partners and their support of KCS.”

Even after 31 years, each book still is only $10 each.

This year’s coupon book has 26 new merchants, which are joining traditional favorites including restaurants, retail stores and entertainment.

“This year, $8 from each sale will go go the school of the student who sells it,” she said.

And in light of the pandemic, Severance said, “KCS has implemented a number of safety measures during our school re-opening and has encouraged students to follow the five core actions to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Coupon books are available for online purchase at

“Parents or guardians of KCS students are able to buy a Coupon Book online using SchoolCashOnline, a service that is also used for school fees and other expenses,” Severance explained.

“To use this feature, visit and complete the brief registration process.

“Once registration is complete, the purchase of a Coupon Book will appear under the items associated with your student,” she added.