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.

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Happenings

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Americans for the Arts honored Passageways 2.0’s City Thread among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected projects was unveiled on Friday at the Americans for the Arts’ Annual ... (click for more)

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Scenic City Friends, a 50+ group of men and women volunteering at Parkridge Hospital, enjoysfellowship several times monthly. Travel with the travel coordinator includes day trips to Harrah’s Casino and Cumberland Playhouse in Crossville and overnight bus trips all over the United States. The group meets and plays cards twice monthly. Lunch Bunch and Supper Club groups ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Why I Support Funding The Proposed Budget - And Response

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Roy Exum: VW Needs Big Repairs

The banner headline on Monday morning read, “Gov. Lee, top Republicans celebrate failed UAW bid to unionize Volkswagen,” and that’s the second-worst thing that the headline could have said. The worst, of course, is if the UAW had won, and the Detroit-based union that lost 35,000 members last year would be revived -- breaking a hole into the tight wall of foreign-owned auto assembly ... (click for more)