School Board Members Deserve The Raises

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

School boards serve any community in a variety of ways and the hiring of a superintendent describes just one.

The school board serves as the fiscal referee as well on all finance matters - building services and all the many requirements running the individual schools.  State rules and regulations must be followed.  The budget that comprises all the expenditures is overseen by the board and developed by the board. 

Is Todd Gardenhire correct sharing his opinion that the County Board and County School Board are equal in responsibility? T the answer is yes and school board members certainly deserve the raise.

School board members are members of an elite caring group of citizens.  That one quality is present in those that serve us all well. The challenge of running a school district no matter the size is a daunting one far different from the members of the County Board.  School boards are responsible for the students' safety, education and competent staffing challenges.

Robert Brooks


Please Recycle Right

Riverbend Should Have Been Laid To Rest

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Earlier this week someone dumped hundreds of plastic hangers, with metal hooks and clips, into the #2 plastic bin at the Hamilton County/Red Bank recycling drop off center. This happened when ... (click for more)

Pretty sure Riverbend should have been laid to rest when Chip left...that way the festival could have gone out on top. Instead, it has sunk deeper than I ever imagined anything could. Glad ... (click for more)

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Opinion

Please Recycle Right

Earlier this week someone dumped hundreds of plastic hangers, with metal hooks and clips, into the #2 plastic bin at the Hamilton County/Red Bank recycling drop off center. This happened when the regular, super conscientious attendant was off for the MLK holiday. Normally this particular drop off has single digit or very low double digit contamination rates, the lowest of any ... (click for more)

Riverbend Should Have Been Laid To Rest

Pretty sure Riverbend should have been laid to rest when Chip left...that way the festival could have gone out on top. Instead, it has sunk deeper than I ever imagined anything could. Glad I got to be there all those wonderful years. Rick Tucker Hixson (click for more)

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Riverbend Festival, Chattanooga’s original music festival, announced their entire lineup for this year’s festival. With performances scheduled for the Coca-Cola, Bud Light and Chevrolet stages, this year’s lineup features over 20 acts from local fan favorites to legendary performers. Country duo Brothers Osborne will kick off the festival on June 3. The duo recently won ‘Best ... (click for more)

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The county schools is improving pay for staff members who put in extra time helping students while there is a dire shortage of substitute teachers. The school system is also improving pay for child care workers and will begin charging more for child care service. Officials said, "Hamilton County Schools recognizes the sacrifices our employees make when teaching vacancies remain ... (click for more)

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