Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Review of State's Education Funding Formula is important to local students, teachers, parents and schools

Senator Hensley invites input from local residents


October 21, 2021

Governor Bill Lee announced last week that he is tackling one of the most important issues affecting education in Tennessee - our state’s funding formula for K-12 schools. The current formula is complex and confusing. It leaves few people who understand how it works and many to disagree on how it should work.

One thing that everyone can agree on is that it is very important to students, teachers, parents and schools in our district and statewide.

Created in 1992, the Basic Education Program (BEP) is the main source of K-12 education funding in Tennessee. The funding formula will distrib...

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