District News


Our mission is to maximize the use of resources in support of student achievement.


Feedback on Tennessee New Public School Funding Formula

December 17, 2021

From the Tennessee Department of Education:

In anticipation of further upcoming conversations around a student-based funding formula for Tennessee’s public schools, and as the department launches its School Funding Ambassadors opportunity available to any interested Tennessean, the Tennessee Department of Education invites all Tennesseans to e-mail their priorities for a student-centered public education funding strategy to [email protected]

After Governor Bill Lee announced in October that the state would review its public school funding formula, hundreds of Tennesseans indicated they would be interested in supporting the work of the 18 school funding subcommittees tasked with making recommendations to a steering committee of legislative leaders for a new student-based funding formula in Tennessee. The department has developed a simple form for School Funding Ambassadors to use to collect public comments from community members. Those interested in signing up to be a School Funding Ambassador can do so here.

Public comment and feedback received thus far is now available here. All associated subcommittee meeting materials, including recordings, are being posted here. Video recordings of the town halls are available here and a highlight video is available here.

Tennesseans can also sign up here for weekly email updates on school funding.

On Tuesday, December 14th, the department hosted its final Twitter Town Hall to engage with Tennesseans on their thoughts and feedback via social media. Follow #TNEduFunding on social media to keep updated and join the conversation about our review of public school funding and how to best serve students in Tennessee.

Visit this webpage for more information: https://www.tn.gov/education/tnedufunding.