The Hamilton County Board of Education again rejected an application for a new charter school — this time against the recommendation of school district administrators.
Board members failed to garner the needed five votes with a 4-2 motion to approve a resubmitted application for the New Consortium of Law and Business, a proposed business- and law-themed school for sixth through 12th grades.
The rejection opens up the possibility for charter applicant Tommie Henderson to appeal to the state board of education.
For complete details, read tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...