Hamilton County Schools Announce Summer REACH Program And Proposed Budget For Next Year

Photo: Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson

Photo Credit: Hamilton County Schools

Published March 31, 2021

The Tennessee Conservative Staff –

Hamilton County, TN – This summer, Hamilton County Schools will be hosting ‘Summer REACH.’ 

The programming will be for select students at approximately 40 different sites across the District. 

‘Summer REACH’ will be offered in two, three-week sessions beginning the week of June 7th through 25th with the second session starting on July 7th and terminating on the 27th

Johnson said more specifics of the program will be made available after Spring Break. 

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The initial budget to the Hamilton County School Board Monday, March 29th

Superintendent Bryan Johnson stated, “It is a balanced budget that continues to move our strategic work forward.” 

“We’ll be able to braid federal funds from the pandemic relief funds to accelerate the areas of focus that our board has established and that you have articulated through surveys and community sessions,” Johnson said. 

Johnson stated that the focus of the budget is to improve literacy, increase compensation for staff, continuing to address facility needs, increasing early post-secondary opportunities and ensuring that there is technology access for all HCS students.  

View the entire Proposed Operating Budget by clicking this link: https://www.hcde.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=33127952 

Source: HCS

For the 2021-22 school year Johnson said, “We want to be clear that we fully plan to be in school five days a week as normal.” 

Johnson stated that an estimated 60 percent of all HCS teachers have received the COVID-19 vaccine. 

According to Johnson, the HCS board-approved calendar will be the operational roadmap guiding how the schools will function. 

“We’ll make determinations on mask requirements later in the summer as we continue to monitor cases and vaccine access,” Johnson said. 

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