Curtis is no doubt the best candidate. He has so many attributes that he can bring to this position. I hate that folks make it about race. These kids need guidance and someone that honestly cares about them. Curtis is firm and fair. I wish there were more men like him that wanted to spend their lives making a difference.
I have had it with the negative attitudes that some of the parents have regarding Ooltewah Middle (the school that my child attends) and High school. These schools are as good as East Hamilton. Just because you have a shiny new building does not mean you are any better. And to those who think the value of your house will go down now-GIVE ME A BREAK! All Ooltewah schools are great! My child is not going to look forward to your child coming in to her school which she LOVES if you poison your child with this nonsense. Ooltewah Middle is an excellent school. Where do you think East Hamiltons kids came from 3 years ago? The same teachers in elementary schools taught those kids as the ones that are at the Ooltewahs schools and they test just fine thank you! Our teachers are awesome and our counselor just won a major award. Our coaches are award winning and we have one of the best resource officers around! You are LUCKY to have two great schools that your child(ren) can attend!!!! My property is one both sides of the EHamilton Ooltewah line and my child chose Ooltewah!!! So, just because our building is a little old, do not worry cause the Ooltewah Owls have heart and are a great group of kids!!! The transition can go well only if they go in to it with a good attitude. These children can't if the parents do not stop whinning and go in to this with the right mindset. Look, my child is not excited to have crowded halls and larger classrooms but she is willing to take in her east hamilton neighbors graciously. So parents, follow her lead and lets go in to this with hope and not distract from what is the most important-our children.