With talks stalled and a potential change in state law threatening the mounting tab owed to the Hamilton County school system over past-due liquor taxes, school officials filed a lawsuit against Chattanooga on Friday as a safeguard.
There is a battle boiling in Georgia.
Three local teachers were honored Friday as the 2014 Hamilton County Teachers of the Year.
In Josh Yother's classroom, students can spend more than 40 minutes on a single math problem.
Parents at Ganns Middle Valley Elementary, Sale Creek Middle-High, Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts and others have been lobbying for years for new or expanded schools.
For $50 million, county officials say taxpayers can afford to fix issues at five zoned neighborhood schools, or replace one magnet school.
A Hamilton County Schools lawsuit demanding nearly $12 million from the city of Chattanooga in unpaid liquor taxes won't be filed just yet, as the two sides have agreed to meet over the dispute.
With the Hamilton County Commission vote to approve Mayor Jim Coppinger's school building proposal looming Wednesday and a continuing stakeout of the County Courthouse by supporters of a local magnet school, at least one commissioner proposed a solution Monday that brought mixed reaction.
When Mayor Andy Berke took office last spring, his administration stopped making payments on a legally required tax to the county school system that the previous administration had started to pay.
The dispute between Hamilton County Schools and the city of Chattanooga over unpaid liquor taxes will now move to the court system.
Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts may top charts for student achievement, but it looks as if a new building for the campus is at best fifth on the county's priority list.
At the end of a mostly mundane meeting of the Hamilton County Parent Teacher Council recently, President Dwight Hunter read a question to the five members present in a nearly empty room.
Hamilton County Schools will look to spend an additional $750,000 next year to continue two programs, now that grant funding has lapsed.
They gathered to talk about school facilities — where new schools should be built and when.
A lawsuit filed in Davidson County Chancery Court alleges that Hamilton County Schools segregates intellectually disabled students from regular classrooms nearly twice as much as the national average.