Hamilton County Delegation
State Representatives Carter, Gravitt, Hazlewood, McCormick, Department of Education Announce Critical Growth Funds
(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah), State Representative Marc Gravitt (R-East Ridge), State Representative Patsy Hazlewood (R-Signal Mountain), State Representative Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga), and the Tennessee Department of Education today announced that Hamilton County Schools have received district growth funding to support education initiatives in the Chattanooga area.
Specifically, Hamilton County Schools received $654,000.
This funding is a direct result of a Republican-led effort by Tennessee General Assembly members to not only fully fund education in Tennessee but also provide $18 million to cover school district growth as part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
These significant investments will allow many of our state’s school districts with soaring populations to maintain proper student to teacher ratios so that they can continue offering quality education for our next generation of leaders.
“With this investment, schools will be able to add resources as they add students. This will ensure that our students continue to get a quality education throughout Tennessee,” said Representative Hazlewood.
“As leaders of our community, the Hamilton County Delegation is pleased that our local schools are receiving this vital funding. We will continue to fight for additional resources in order to ensure that our teachers and students have the tools they need to succeed,” said Representative Carter.
“As we prepare our young people for successful futures, it is vital that we keep up with the costs that come with expanding student bodies,” said Representative Gravitt. “My hope is that this funding will achieve just that.”
“We look forward at the state level to continue to partner with and support our students in Hamilton County and the entire state,” said Representative McCormick.
The inclusion of growth funding as part of the budget has been so well received by parents, education officials, and teachers that the governor has added an additional $18 million in growth funding as part of his Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
Patsy Hazlewood serves as a member of the House Business and Utilities Committee, the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee, the House Ethics Committee, as well as the House Finance Ways and Means Subcommittee. Hazlewood lives in Signal Mountain and represents House District 27, which includes part of Hamilton County. She can be reached by email at Rep.Patsy.Hazlewood@capitol.
Mike Carter serves as the Chairman of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. He also serves as a member on the House Civil Justice Committee, the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee, and the House Ethics Committee. Carter lives in Ooltewah and represents House District 29, which includes part of Hamilton County. He can be reached by email at Rep.Mike.Carter@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-3025.
Marc Gravitt serves as a member of House Business and Utilities Committee, the House Local Government Committee, and the House Business and Utilities Subcommittee. Gravitt lives in East Ridge and represents House District 30, which includes part of Hamilton County. He can be reached by email at Rep.Marc.Gravitt@capitol.tn.
Gerald McCormick serves as the Chairman of the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee. He also serves as a member on the House Business and Utilities Committee, as well as the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee. McCormick lives in Chattanooga and represents House District 26, which includes part of Hamilton County. He can be reached by email at Rep.Gerald.McCormick@capitol.