Educational Institutions

Bible in the Schools

  • Chattanooga, TN
  • www.bibleintheschools.com

Mission Statement

To enrich the next generation with the wisdom and knowledge of the Bible by developing curriculum, training, and financial resources for elective, for-credit courses in Bible history, using the Bible as the text, taught in a controlled curriculum by trained and certified middle and high school teachers, employed by the Hamilton County Department of Education. To make available to others through a comprehensive web site the Chattanooga model, to link Bible in the Schools to other organizations with similar goals and to consult with individuals, sponsorship groups or school districts across the nation.

Bible history classes in the public schools are an opportunity for students to have a viewpoint neutral, foundational study -- at no cost to taxpayers -- of one of the cornerstone texts of world history, helping students be culturally literate and better equipped to thrive and contribute to a global world.

Main Programs

  1. Bible History Classes in Hamilton County Public Schools
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Hamilton County, TN

ruling year

1956

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Mrs. Cathy Scott

Keywords

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Bible, public schools, Bible history, Bible teaching

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Also Known As

Bible in the Schools

EIN

62-0523361

 Number

8325051865

Physical Address

243 Signal Mountain Road, Suite 113

Chattanooga, 37405

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Unknown (Z99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Bible History Classes in Hamilton County Public Schools

Bible in the Schools funds 100% of the costs of running a Bible history program in 19 public schools in Hamilton County.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$1,440,440

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Hamilton County, TN

Social Media

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Funding Needs

1. Bible history classes for schools in economically-challenged demographics in Hamilton County. 17/19 public schools. 2. Four principals of public schools have requested Bible history added to their related arts course offerings. All are awaiting funding through Bible in the Schools to make this a reality. (Our Board traditionally seek to secure 3 years of funding prior to adding Bible history in a new school. This provides job security, program consistency, and allows time to continue to raise additional funding for that particular school. 3. Funding Bibles for over 3,500 public school students.

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Financials

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PUBLIC SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY COMMITTEE
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Bible in the Schools

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Cathy Scott

BIO

Cathy Scott brings a rich background in fund development and educational advancement to her new role as the fourth president of Bible in the Schools.
In the past few years, Cathy has served as a corporate sales consultant with the Maclellan Foundation, a professional grant writer and educational advancement consultant, the Director of Development at Chattanooga Christian School, and in teaching roles at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, as well as in the Dade County public school system.
Cathy is a graduate of Covenant College with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She brings 15 years of experience working in schools, and is working on her master's in educational leadership through the Covenant College Graduate School of Education. She is also a certified and licensed educator in both the State of Tennessee and Georgia.
A native of South Africa, she grew up in a family and home in which leadership, organizational management, and integrity were modeled for her. Her father, Dr. Michael Cassidy, is one of South Africa's most highly respected leaders. He is founder of African Enterprise, an interracial interdenominational global partnership organization in South Africa.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"It is a privilege to serve an organization that seeks to bring the wisdom, values, and knowledge of the Bible to public school youth, for whom an average of 50% of the students have had little to no exposure to the Bible prior to taking a Bible history class. I believe studying the Bible is critical to the overall development and growth of this rising generation."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Bob Marshall

MetalTek International

Term: July 2014 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?