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Extended School Program


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The Extended School Program (ESP) is a quality child care system designed with the working family in mind.


ESP is available from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the following schools:

Alpha Primary and Intermediate

Manley Primary and Intermediate

Russellville Primary and Intermediate

Fairview-Marguerite Elementary

Hillcrest Elementary

Union Heights Elementary

John Hay Elementary

West Elementary

Lincoln Heights Elementary

Whitesburg Elementary

Witt Elementary


Any child enrolled in Hamblen County Schools, Kindergarten through 6th grade, may attend ESP.

Pre - K is available at certain schools.


The following payment plans are available for ESP:


Full - Time:  5 days a week  

Part - Time:  3 days a week   

Drop - In: 4 days a month          


Cost varies depending on the plan that is chosen.

Discounts are given to families with more than 1 child attending ESP.



Inclement Weather
If Hamblen County Schools close early due to inclement weather, there will be NO ESP services available.

 Parents will be notified of school closures by School Messenger (a notification system that will call, email or text parents. Please make sure that your contact information is updated in the ParentPortal system by going to and logging in.  Click on the SchoolMessenger link above for instructions.)


MyPayments Plus Logo

MyPaymentsPlus is a system used by all Hamblen County Schools for online payment of school fees, PreK tuition, ESP tuition, as well as school lunches.

Click on logo above to access MyPaymentsPlus