Greeson: HCDE moving forward and a preemptive strike against discretionary funds

Jay Greeson

The Hamilton County Board of Education met on Thursday night and chatted.

Budgets and zoning. Buses and facilities. Your normal fare at school board meetings around the country.

And in our school community, normal is a welcome change of pace.

But are we ready to be normal? In some ways, yes.

In other ways, we're not close. That the school board hoped to turn the page on the same day three adults connected to the Ooltewah High School athletic department were booked on charges of failure to report child abuse in the hours after a 15-year-old freshman basketball player was allegedly raped with a pool cue screams to that.

But bemoaning that disaster does not change the fact our school system must move forward.