NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee invited the people of Tennessee to to agree for a live presentation of the new student-based funding formula, known as the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) formula, at 11 a.m. CT tomorrow, Thursday, February 24.
“Thousands of Tennessee parents, students, teachers, and administrators have contributed to our new student-centered funding formula, and we invite them to join us as we lay out the plan in detail. “, Governor Lee said. “In the weeks ahead, I look forward to working with our General Assembly partners to pass this important legislation and improve how Tennessee funds public education for the first time in more than 30 years.”
A live stream will be available here.
Since last fall, the Ministry of Education and General Assembly have convened 18 funding subcommittees, organized a legislative steering committee, and provided more than 1,000 opportunities for the public to engage, including 16 public town halls and local match conversations across the state. Last January, Governor Lee and Commissioner Schwinn released a draft framework for the new funding formula based on K-12 students, which incorporated feedback from thousands of Tennesseans.
To learn more about student-based funding, Tennessee’s recent public engagement process and subcommittee recommendations, and to access additional resources, visit the Department of Education website.