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.
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 ...