Tennessee schools pledge strong support for ESA implementation this school year


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that more than 40 independent schools, pending approval, have engaged to make spaces available immediately for students enrolled in the Education Savings Account (ESA) program and invited Tennessee parents to begin the application process.

“There was a dire need for school choice in 2019, and finally parents in Memphis and Nashville won’t have to wait another day to choose the best education for their kids,” Lee said. “I thank each school that has partnered with us to quickly implement a life-changing program for students in Tennessee, and invite interested families to begin the enrollment process today.”

Tennessee families residing in Davidson and Shelby counties are invited to express interest in the program and learn more here. The Tennessee Department of Education will contact interested families with further instructions in the coming days.

Independent schools in Davidson, Shelby and surrounding counties interested in serving students under the ESA program are invited to apply. here.

On July 13, 2022, the to research The injunction was lifted on the ESA program passed by the Lee administration in 2019, allowing immediate implementation. Tennessee residents can find additional information about the ESA program here.



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