Lewis County Schools' funding at crossroads
TSSA trusted to protect county school budget
July 15, 2021
With a budget of nearly $13 million, leaders of Lewis County schools are finalizing that part of the county’s total budget of $22 million this week.
Meanwhile, the Lewis County School Board’s membership in a statewide association — Tennessee School Systems for Equity (TSSE) — is protecting Lewis County taxpayers’ interest in a lawsuit filed by Memphis against the state. TSSE wants a fair state funding policy for public schools in rural counties.
“Adequate” funding for education is required by state law. Teacher pay is always a concern; more here than in a big city.