Hamilton County school board refocuses on schools, not scandals

Former Superintendent of Schools Rick Smith, center, sits in his place during a Hamilton County School Board meeting.
photo Superintendent of Schools Rick Smith, left, prepares to leave following a business as usual session Thursday evening at the Hamilton County School Board. Dr. Jonathan Welch is seen, at right.

Parent meetings regarding proposed school zoning changes:

Falling Water Elementary: Monday at 6 p.m.Loftis Middle School: Tuesday at 6 p.m.Alpine Crest Elementary: March 21 at 6 p.m.Calvin Donaldson Elementary: March 22 at 6 p.m.Barger Academy: March 24 at 6 p.m.*Source: Hamilton County Schools Assistant Superintendent Lee McDade

Ooltewah officials booked

Ooltewah High School basketball coach Andre “Tank” Montgomery, assistant coach Karl Williams and Athletic Director Allard “Jesse” Nayadley were booked into the Hamilton County Jail on Thursday.They are charged with failing to report child abuse or suspected child sexual abuse to the proper authorities in connection with the alleged rape of an Ooltewah High School freshman by three of his basketball teammates.Hamilton