The Mountain Education Foundation (MEF) has not taken a position on the formation of an independent school district on Signal Mountain. MEF’s mission is to ensure excellence of education on Signal Mountain, and while we feel it is important to engage in the discussions and to learn more about the issue of creating an independent school district, we remain independent and neutral on the issue at this time. Regardless of the work or outcomes of the committee appointed by Town Council, MEF’s focus will remain the same –– raising necessary funds that enable Signal Mountain public schools to offer a rigorous and challenging academic curriculum for our students. MEF currently funds eleven teachers and staff, professional development opportunities designed to ensure our teachers are equipped to meet today’s educational demands, arts and enrichment activities that stimulate learning and brain development, and technology that keeps our teachers and students up-to-date in this constantly changing world. MEF plays a vital role in ensuring that Signal Mountain schools remain some of the best in the State of Tennessee and we look forward to continuing that mission. To learn more about MEF and what we fund, we encourage you to visit our website at www.meftoday.org or contact Katie Hanners, MEF’s Executive Director, at (423) 517-0771.