District 4 To Have Public Meeting On The FY2020 Budget

Friday, May 17, 2019
District 4 will hold a District 4 Community Budget Information Session for the public on Thursday, May 23.  The hour-and-a-half session will start at 5:30 p.m. at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church. 

Commissioner Warren Mackey from District 4 will be at the meeting. Hamilton County Board of Education District 4 Board Member Tiffanie Robinson will not be able to attend because of a conflict with a meeting of the Board of Education.  However, 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 teachers in the classroom by addressing social and emotional needs of children.  The proposed budget will also support special education teachers, and improve reading skills for children.
The FY 2020 approved budget includes providing at least five post-secondary courses or industry certifications for high school students and access to more STEM, arts, and innovative programming in the schools.  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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