District 6 School Board Member And County Commissioner To Host Public Meeting On FY2020 Budget
Friday, May 17, 2019
District 6 Hamilton County Board of Education Member Jenny Hill and Commissioner David Sharpe will hold a District 6 Community Budget Information Session for the public on Tuesday, May 28. The hour-and-a-half session will start at 6 p.m. at the Downtown Library in a community meeting room.
Representatives from Hamilton County Schools will be present at the meeting to provide information about the school district budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The $443 million school budget includes a 5 percent raise for teachers and funds to hire more counselors, social workers and staff to support special education, support teachers in the classroom by addressing social and emotional needs of children and improve reading skills for children.
The FY 2020 approved budget also includes providing at least five post-secondary courses or industry certifications for high school students and access to more STEM, arts and innovative programming. Improving school facilities is also a priority in the budget.
You can get more detailed information about the budget for Hamilton County Schools on the district’s website. Click on “About Us,” then select “Budget.” Details about the FY 2020 budget can be found under Budget Transparency on the Budget page.