Doing a little research on the Department of Education's website, you will learn that Brainerd is not a failing school, according to NCLB standards. The only 4 high schools on the list are Howard, Lookout Valley, Red Bank and Soddy Daisy. And a transfer request based on a failing school is not deemed a "hardship" request. "Hardship requests" include medical needs and other priority situations, and the criteria for "hardship transfers" is very limited. Plus those requests had to be turned in prior to June 15, 2011.
I would love to know what the "hardship" is. When my sons were in school, it was going to cause me a financial hardship as a single mother if my youngest had to go to Loftis instead of Hixson Middle. I had to jump through all sorts of hoops to prove the hardship and then had to appeal the initial denial of it when it was just arbitrarily denied without looking at the issues. The schools have a very strict definition of what they deem a "hardship", so I'd be really interested to know what the "hardship" was in this case.
I live in Tennessee and order from here so don't know why they are charging me sales tax, but they always have.
While I'm glad that the governor is going to keep the agreement made by the previous administration with Amazon, I'm still wondering why Amazon is complaining about paying sales tax. They are collecting it. Everytime I order something from them, I'm charged sales tax. So if they are going to collect it, they need to give it to the appropriate authorities.
Congrats to both of them!! I know they will do great in their new positions!!
mitzi4vols, check your email
If Littlefield is involved, then we don't need Carter as County Mayor. Let Jim Coppinger do the job. He has the leadership experience as well as the experience dealing with multi-million dollar budgets. We need someone in the position who won't quit part way through the job.
If there is no Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, does that mean that all of these booking reports don't exist? They clearly state at the top of them "Hamilton County Sheriff's Department". I would think before you start making statements as such, that you make sure your own people are using the correct terminology.