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Several Hamilton County school board members think the County Commission overstepped its bounds Wednesday by voting to hold on to money generated for schools from payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements.

After discussing a controversial employee bonus for the third time, the Hamilton County school board is ready to vote it up or down and move on.

Chattanooga's first elementary charter school has found a home. Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence will take over the lease of the Henry branch of the YMCA at Eastgate Town Center when the health club closes facility in March.

A battle is brewing between the Hamilton County Commission and school board as the elected bodies try to prove they know best how to spend money designated for schools.

Hamilton County Schools' fiscal year 2012 budget is only $1.4 million short of balancing, the district's chief financial officer estimated Thursday.

During a finance committee meeting this afternoon, Hamilton County Schools Chief Financial Officer Tommy Kranz estimated that the school system faces a $1.4 million projected budget deficit, the smallest in years.

Wendell Sweeton, a special education teacher at East Lake Academy, has been stopped several times for driving under the influence and now has been arrested on a felony charge, Hamilton County Schools officials said.

Once a month, Normal Park teachers become students. They put away their lesson plans and red pens and pull out their course catalog and start scheduling classes.

One meeting a month isn't enough time for the Hamilton County Board of Education to get along or get much done, its members decided Tuesday.

Now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has revealed specifics about its proposed changes to school lunches, officials are starting to panic over how they'll afford the hefty prices of healthy food.

More than 2,000 Hamilton County students who attend high-priority schools now are eligible to switch to another school halfway through the year.

A former Chattanooga teacher said she is grateful to the school board for postponing its decision on the appeal of her termination, even though she's waited more than a year for an answer.

A motion to discuss the previously tabled issue of one-time bonuses for all school system employees failed to make it on to tonight's Hamilton County school board agenda

More than 2,000 Hamilton County students who attend high-priority schools now are eligible to transfer schools halfway through the year.

A motion to start the search for a new Hamilton County Schools superintendent -- more than a year before Jim Scales' contract expires -- narrowly missed being added to today's school board agenda.

A former special education teacher will appeal her termination before the school board after being fired for alleged laziness and disorganization.

A former special education teacher from Tyner Middle Academy will appeal her termination Thursday before the Hamilton County Board of Education.

Despite abysmally low standardized test scores, the leader of one of Chattanooga's charter schools insist the experiment has not failed.

It's too early to tell whether graduation will be postponed, but UTC officials on Thursday revised several key dates for spring semester.

When Hamilton County and thousands of other public school students return to school Tuesday it will be only their fourth full day of school since Dec. 16.

Fewer than half of all Hamilton County elementary and middle school students scored at or above grade level in math and reading, as the district slid into "target" status, according to the annual State Report Card released Friday.

Hamilton County got C’s for the second year in a row in the state’s annual Report Card but county schools officials touted a 13 percent rise in graduation rates.

Hamilton County Schools will start training an additional 12 new middle-school math teachers this summer through a teacher residency grant, officials announced Wednesday.

Chattanooga had snow on Christmas Day for the first time in more than a decade, and a week later, Scenic City residents and visitors enjoyed their day off playing outside in Coolidge Park. But don't pack up your parka quite yet.

If you think it's gotten more expensive to live in Hamilton County, you're right. While the median cost of home ownership has gone up 33.4 percent since 2000, median income has increased only 23.3 percent.

When Timothy Hernandez heard he could get paid to jump out of helicopters, he was sold.

Starting next year, those who want to teach in Hamilton County schools will have to pass one more test.

Educators are starting to turn the way they teach high school science in Hamilton County upside down.

Food served in public schools likely will look healthier in coming years, but local and state officials still are unsure how the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will affect meals served in the Hamilton County Schools system.

Teachers and school system employees won't get a bonus in time for Christmas this year.

Hamilton County schools employees won’t get a Christmas bonus this year after all.

By the time standardized test scores are released in Tennessee, the results will be nearly a year old.

Seven Hamilton County educators will be honored at tonight's school board meeting for receiving the highest possible teaching certification.

The energy that teachers spend scolding students for using their cell phones soon may be redirected toward encouraging use of the mobile devices in the classroom.

Principal Tom McCullough backtracked Tuesday, saying he regretted using the term "cover-up" when discussing the recent underage drinking incident that involved some of the school's football players.

After walking the halls for a year, David Anderson is learning to renavigate his way around Signal Mountain Middle-High School — this time in a motorized chair.

Six former or current Signal Mountain High School students — some of whom play for the school's newly minted state champion football team — recently were cited for underage drinking.

Forty Soddy-Daisy High School students from the school's media and American history classes are preserving history today in Hawaii.

Tennessee is leading the charge in raising the nation's graduation rate, increasing its own number more than 15 percentage points from 2002 to 2008.

Right after the keyboard typing test, it was time to focus on the movie premiere.

Hamilton County Schools employees may get a little something extra in their Christmas stockings this year.

Jim Scales announced Friday the appointment of Robert Sharpe to the position of assistant superintendent of campus Operations and Reuben Justice as Interim middle schools director.

Already four months behind schedule, Tennessee school officials now have blown through their belated deadline for releasing student test scores from the spring.

It's not surprising that 18-year-old Kaylee Ann Disterdick is a ballerina.

Teaching students about respect and honesty doesn't make them any more respectful or honest, a recent national study says.

Hours into the busiest shopping day of the year, a well-dressed pair of Belk customers spots something shiny and interesting. But they're a few seconds late.

Making good on a promise made last year, the National Science Foundation gave nearly $3 million to a joint Hamilton-Knox counties' teacher residency program called Teach/Here.

Peer pressure is rampant in the senior class at Sale Creek High School. But rather than squelching it, administrators hope it spreads.

Hamilton County Schools has a month or so to find a new way to teach German to children of Volkswagen employees who eventually plan to return home.

Already crunched for space, Ivy Academy officials were forced to close two of their new portable buildings after a state fire marshal's inspection revealed they had not been approved to house students.

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