School Funding Lawsuit Moving Forward

Chancellor Claudia C. Bonnyman denied on Friday the state’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the school districts in Hamilton and six nearby counties over the state’s Basic Education Program funding formula. However, the Nashville judge did dismiss the requested class-action status for the suit, which would have brought all 141 school systems into the lawsuit. If the school districts win the challenge, the state government may be required to spend at least half-billion dollars more each year, according to the Times Free Press

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