published Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Hamilton County Schools phase in plan for Hill City students to attend Normal Park

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    Normal Park school in Chattanooga
    Photo by Kelly Wegel

The Hamilton County Board of Education approved a phase-in plan for Hill City students to attend Normal Park Museum Magnet School.

The board earlier voted to zone the Hill City neighborhood into the coveted school's attendance zone. The phase-in plan calls for allowing five kindergarten students from Hill City into the school each year.

The board also approved a plan to process magnet school applications through a live lottery. The district piloted a live lottery for Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts and Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences. Now, all 14 magnet schools will select students through a live lottery drawing.

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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