Friday, April 13, 2012

Metro schools seek $50M more from city - WSMV Channel 4

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Posted: Apr 13, 2012 6:08 AM CDT, Reported by Cara Kumari 

Metro school administrators made a push Friday for a big budget increase in the upcoming school year. They met with Mayor Karl Dean for budget hearings this morning.
Schools Director Dr. Jesse Register has said he wants about $50 million more to run the school system.

That money will pay salaries for 100 new teachers and to cover the operating costs for the new Cane Ridge Elementary School.  The school system would also like to increase the pay of teachers' starting salary from $35,000 to $40,000. Register said the city is losing out on qualified teachers because of the low starting pay. link
We can "nickle-and-dime" the rest of the budget but unless people are willing to say no to greater funding for the schools, a tax increase is in our future.

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