Hamilton creates school foundation

HAMILTON — All three Hamilton schools are set to get a major financial boost as the City of Hamilton has established the Hamilton Aggie School Foundation.
Typically, the City of Hamilton would fund Hamilton Elementary, Middle and High schools using alcohol tax monies at a total of $135,000 per year.
Now, with the new foundation in operation, the City of Hamilton will have $300,000 to disperse to schools for various projects that schools may need completed.
Foundation board members were announced just a few weeks ago during a Hamilton City Council meeting.
Melissa Hughey will act as chairwoman, Kellly Hood will act as foundation secretary, while Bravell Jackson, Cole Sandlin and Wayne Cobb will all serve as board members.
The board will work closely with the Hamilton City Council members, including Scott Tyra, who voiced his support of the new foundation.
“The purpose of this is to help our schools in different areas that maybe the county (board of education) can’t help out in. This foundation will be a way for the city to help out in some way,” said Tyra.

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