Public School Bible Study Committee

aka Bible in the Schools   |   Chattanooga, TN   |  www.bibleintheschools.com

Mission

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. 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.

Ruling year info

1956

Principal Officer

Mrs. Cathy Scott

Main address

P.O. Box 4228

Chattanooga, TN 37405 USA

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EIN

62-0523361

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Unknown (Z99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Helping students be culturally literate and better equipped to thrive and contribute to a global world.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Bible History Elective in Hamilton County Public Schools

Bible in the Schools funds 100% of the costs of running a Bible history program in 28 public schools in Hamilton County.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Bible History Elective in Hamilton County Public Schools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of teachers teaching Bible history

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Bible History Elective in Hamilton County Public Schools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of schools financed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Bible History Elective in Hamilton County Public Schools

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To provide Bible history classes to middle and high school students in Hamilton County public schools.

Building long-term relationships and partnerships with community members, foundations, businesses, and churches.

Developing rich, robust communications to share our mission and vision with stakeholders and community players who seek to see this program, which is now in its 99th year, continue into the future.

Meet with individuals in face to face, small groups and large group settings whether in person or through video conferencing.
Communicate in written and digital form.
Visit supporting entities.

During a difficult year, in FY2020 we were able to cover all expenses and meet the budget.
For the 2020-21 school year Bible history is offered in 28 schools with 26 teachers who are strongly credentialed and collectively hold 58 degrees.
The program has run successfully for 99 years, and we are gearing up to celebrate our Centennial year.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Public School Bible Study Committee

Board of directors
as of 6/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Tom Glenn

Elder's Ace Hardware

Term: 2020 - 2023

Harriet Bond

Retired Hamilton County School System

Besty Brown

Pendleton Square Trust Company

Marshall Brock

Keel Point

Thomas McCallie

Retired-The R.L. and K.H. Maclellan Foundation

Douglas Brown

UBS Wealth Management

Mary Coleman

Retired-IBM Corporation

Franklin Farrow

Independent Healthcare Properties

Dr. Gary Phillips

Pastor Emeritus-Signal Mountain Bible Church

Steve Frost

Tuftco Corp.

Tom Glenn

Elder's ACE Hardware of Chattanooga

Steven Frost

Tuftco Corporation

Mike Harrell

Latitude Advisors LLC

Don Morton

Miller & Martin PLLC

Patsy Hazlewood

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 27

Joey Hogan

Covenant Logistics Group

Mike Kramer

Southeastern Trust Company

Chris Maclellan

The Maclellan Foundation

Herbert McCray

Retired-Hamilton County Department of Education

Bob Marshall

Southern Champion Tray

Dr. John Phillips

Retired-McKee Foods

Cathy Scott

Bible in the Schools

Felicia Pierce

CHI Memorial

Ben Pitts

Herman Walldorf Commercial Real Estate

Bart Rolen

Southeastern Trust Company

Britton Stansell

Republic Parking System

Greg Pawson

Signal Energy LLC

Dr. Jill Hartness

Boyd Buchanan School

Derrick DePriest

Atlantic Capital Bank

Thomas Clark

Yama Development

Jay Everett

Calvary Chapel Chattanooga

John Henegar

West Ridge Group, PLLC

Rob Huffaker

Practice Leader for Employee Benefits

Lisa Hutcherson

Wife, Mother, Homemaker

Dr. Ternae Jordan, Sr.

Mt. Canaan Baptist Church

Ralph Mohney

Retired-Bible in the Schools

Miguel Morales, Jr.

Retaurateur

Bruce Zeiser

Southern Champion Tray

Nick Burrows

Metalworking Solutions

Joseph "Nick" Decosimo

Elliott Davis, LLC

John Haddock

Transcard & RockPoint Bank

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/21/2021

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.