Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update
March 3, 2022
New K-12 education funding formula prioritizes students’ individual needs - Members of the General Assembly this week got their first look at Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to modernize how the state provides money for Tennessee’s K-12 public schools.
Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn officially unveiled the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) on Thursday, Feb. 24 to replace the state’s current Basic Education Program (BEP) created in 1992. The proposal, House Bill 2143, establishes the TISA as a new funding model that prioritizes the individual needs of studen...