My name is Alea Tveit, and I am the newly assigned Public Policy Research Fellow working at UnifiEd. I came to work at UnifiEd through the Eichenthal Fellows program which was founded in 2013 by David Eichenthal. Each year the fellowship provides two college students with the opportunity to work with civically engaged and publicly interested nonprofits in either Chattanooga, TN or Brooklyn, NY.
In this edition of UnifiEd School Board Watch, we’ll take a look at the agenda for the June 18th quarterly session of the Hamilton County Schools Board of Education. The meeting will be held in the Hamilton County School Board Meeting Room at 3074 Hickory Valley Road. The Board Meeting is set to begin at 5:30 PM. We will be there live tweeting, follow along on Twitter: @UnifiEdHC, #HCSchools.
In December, UnifiEd launched a campaign for increased public participation and transparency in Hamilton County public schools.After campaigning for 6 months and building a strong community coalition, the Department of Education released its first online, easy to read guide to the school system’s budget.