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The School Board and County Commission met in a joint meeting on July 23rd to discuss the possibility of a ten year facilities master plan. This was only the preliminary discussion, so the plan is still very malleable and receptive to change. You can see the full details of this preliminary plan here. This will become especially evident as the steps progress to community input meetings around September.
The goals of this plan are to:
In this plan:
How it would supposedly benefit Hamilton County:
“Though this meeting was long, I found it very informative. I’m not sure this plan would truly work the way that it exists now. The students at my school, Brainerd, are talking about how moving us to Howard or Tyner wouldn’t be problematic due to the strong school rivalry. So, I'm interested to see how this turns out.” -Brainerd Student Organizer
“I loved listening through this meeting as I felt that it gave a good perspective as to how the facilities in Hamilton County compared to those in other cities and even states. Although this outside input was important, I think that significant community input will be necessary to make this plan feasible. For instance, at Signal Mountain Middle/High the data provided about our capacity level is totally bogus. Due to the different course options in the High School we have some classes with 20 students in them and others (math classes) near 40 students in them. We have a class that takes place in side of a book storage closet that has been turned into a small classroom. I hope that every member of the community in Hamilton County with experience surrounding the public schools will attend these community forums when they begin in September in order to better shape this plan to ensure that it will work well for Chattanooga.” -Signal Mountain Middle/High School Student Organizer