The Big Ridge area extends from Lakeshore Marina to Chester Frost Park. This website has been created as a grass roots effort by the communities to get the word out about proposed re-zoning efforts.

E-mail us with any questions you have at : info@bigridge.org 

E-mail us at: info@bigridge.org if you want to be added to the e-mail list about this issue. Indicate  that you want your e-mail added to the list otherwise it will not be. If you are already getting the e-mails from Laurie then you are on the list no need to re-submit.

The School Board Members are going to Re-Zone our Schools !   

Meeting To Discuss our Options / Brainstorm Ideas 

*** UPDATE ***

Please check out the Documents page for the Questionnaire. Fill one out and bring it to the meeting this Thursday evening.

The meeting for Thursday February 8th 2007 has been moved to Thursday February 15, 2007 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at St. Albans Church.

Friday Feb 9, 2006 @ 11:30am Meeting at Hamilton County Board of Education results are in. This was a committee planning session.

Hidden Harbor, Big Ridge, and Gold Point Circle are no longer included in the rezone as it pertains to middle school.  We will continue to be zoned for Loftis Middle school. However the High School remains to be Hixson at this time.

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_101415.asp

*** Check out the "Documents Page for PDF Downloads ***


What do we need NOW ?

Write the County Board of Education and let them know how you feel about re-zoning Hidden Harbor. Mr. Fairchild is our representative. http://www.hcde.org/site/item.aspx?Item_ID=89

Write letters to the editor in the paper and voice your concerns about our Board of Education.

Contact Jim Coppinger our District 3 Commissioner and let him know how we the voters of Distric 3 feel about the re-zoning. http://www.hamiltontn.gov/commission/districts/3.aspx

We need to get the Media to our Meeting to cover our story.

You to GET INVOLVED NOW BECAUSE WE NEED YOUR HELP !

LOCAL PAPER AND NEWS INFORMATION LINKS

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_100896.asp

http://wrcbtv.com/news/index.cfm?sid=5226

http://www.wrcbtv.com/news/index.cfm?sid=5221

http://www.newschannel9.com/engine.pl?station=wtvc&id=8506&template=breakout_story1.shtml&dateformat=%M+%e,%Y

http://www.wrcbtv.com/news/index.cfm?sid=5662

LOCAL COMMUNITY MEETINGS
 

Then in February, the community meetings begin, each starting at 5:30 p.m. Here is a preliminary schedule:

Feb. 22, at Nolan Elem., for residents of Signal Mtn.

March 6, at Red Bank High, for residents of Red Bank, Soddy-Daisy and Howard.

March 8, at Hixson High, for Hixson area residents

March 26, at Westview Elem., for residents of East Brainerd and Apison

March 29, at Ooltewah High, for residents of Ooltewah

The School Board will make a final vote on rezoning at its April 19 meeting at 5:30 p.m.

The changes will take effect in August of 2008.

HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS SCHOOL YEAR 2006-2007

EXECUTIVE SESSION = ROLL CALL AT 5:00 P.M.  NO EXECUTIVE SESSION = ROLL CALL AT 5:30 P.M.

Regular Session ............................ Board Room......................................... February 15, 2007

Quarterly Session ......................... Tyner Academy ........................................March 15, 2007

Regular Session ............................ Tyner Academy .......................................... April 19, 2007

Regular Session ............................ Board Room................................................. May 24, 2007

Quarterly Session ......................... Board Room................................................. June 21, 2007