published Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Hamilton County Board of Education is considering East Side rezoning

by Dan Whisenhunt

Hamilton County Board of Education members are considering a rezoning plan that would move students from an overcrowded East Side Elementary School to Orchard Knob Elementary School.

School system officials are also looking at overcrowding at East Hamilton School, and those plans could include rezoning some students to Ooltewah High School and Ooltewah Middle School, according to Deputy Superintendent of Administrative Services Rick Smith.

Students already attending East Side Elementary would be allowed to stay, but new students would be required to attend Orchard Knob. The school board is expected to consider the rezoning plan next month, according to Smith.

Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Dan Whisenhunt...

Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...

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