The Tennessee Department of Education has announced that Hamilton County Schools have received district growth funding to support education initiatives in the Chattanooga area.
Hamilton County Schools received $654,000.
Officials said it is part of $18 million to cover school district growth as part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
Officials stated, "These significant investments will allow many of our state’s school districts with soaring populations to maintain proper student to teacher ratios so that they can continue offering quality education for our next generation of leaders."
“With this investment, schools will be able to add resources as they add students.
This will ensure that our students continue to get a quality education throughout Tennessee,” said Rep. Patsy Hazlewood.
“As leaders of our community, the Hamilton County Delegation is pleased that our local schools are receiving this vital funding. We will continue to fight for additional resources in order to ensure that our teachers and students have the tools they need to succeed,” said Rep. Mike Carter.
“As we prepare our young people for successful futures, it is vital that we keep up with the costs that come with expanding student bodies,” said Rep. Marc Gravitt. “My hope is that this funding will achieve just that.”
“We look forward at the state level to continue to partner with and support our students in Hamilton County and the entire state,” said Rep. Gerald McCormick.