published Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Hamilton County Board of Education passes controversial rezoning plan

Concerned parents gather in the gymnasium of Ooltewah High School for a second meeting to discuss the rezoning of Hamilton County School zones.
Concerned parents gather in the gymnasium of Ooltewah High School for a second meeting to discuss the rezoning of Hamilton County School zones.
Photo by Doug Strickland /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Hamilton County Schools passed a controversial rezoning plan tonight that covers schools in the eastern part of the county

The plan takes students in the East Hamilton area and moves them to Ooltewah schools.

The board of education voted 5-3 in favor of the rezoning, with member Chip Baker abstaining.

Two motions were made to table the rezoning — one for a temporary halt and one for a year-long stop — but they both failed.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Kevin Hardy...

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 ...

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