The solutions below are categorized by the groups that can take action to implement them. There are an equal number of solutions per group because every individual and entity shares responsibility for ensuring a great education to every child in this community.

Elected Officials

  • Funds must be provided to make all school facilities safe and healthy learning spaces, and there must be a long-term plan to keep them that way
  • There must be funding to recruit, support, and keep the best teachers

Hamilton County Department of Education administration and leadership

  • Teaching and programs must provide personalized support, especially to those with special needs and minority identities (like English-language learners and LGBTQ+ students)
  • A plan must be developed to end socioeconomic and racial segregation in schools


  • Students and teachers must have a voice in the issues that matter to them to support better relationships and engagement
  • Students mental and emotional health needs must be supported

Community Members

  • Community members must demand the end of socioeconomic and racial segregation in our schools
  • Parents and community members must embrace opportunities to support schools and children

Community Organizations

  • Mentoring, field trips, and early childhood education initiatives must be expanded
  • Local organizations and businesses must support and provide resources to our schools


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