Take action on school funding:
Send a letter!
Send a letter to your county commissioner! You can write a letter on your own, or we have a printable template that you can customize.
Step 1: Write and sign
Two options to create a letter:
Click here to download and print a letter in Word document format. Feel free to personalize it with an explanation of why funding public schools is important to you personally!
(Don’t have Word? Full text of the template letter is at the bottom of this page.)
Or, write a letter of your own telling your commissioner what you want them to do related to public school funding and why it’s important to you.
Step 2: Mail it
Two options for mailing:
Mail to UnifiEd. We are collecting letters from the community via mail and door-to-door canvassing to hand deliver to the commission. This ensures your letter doesn’t get lost in their inboxes and stands alongside many others in the community as a shared voice! (It also holds our officials accountable by making the volume of support they received public.) Send it to:
1609 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Or, mail directly to your commissioner at:
Hamilton Co. Commission
Attention: Your commissioner
625 Georgia Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Copy and paste suggested letter text
To my County Commissioner:
I, __________________________________________, support prioritizing funds for public schools in Hamilton County. I believe that every child in our community deserves access to a great education, and that includes having all the resources they need to be successful. The future of our community is important to me, which means we must do our part to support our students and schools to be the best they can possibly be.
I also want to see our education dollars well spent. That’s why I’m asking you to commit to creating a long-term budget and plan to address our schools’ maintenance issues and need for new school buildings.
I am calling on you today, as my elected County Commissioner, in conjunction with the County Mayor, because I know you want to do the right thing by voting in favor of increased funds for our schools. Thank you for your support to fund Hamilton County’s future.