School Funding

We aim to demystify the school funding process to educate the community and key stakeholders as well as advocate for necessary change in policy and practice so that all students, educators, and schools have what they need to thrive.

Infographic: Attending school in a fully funded district

Imagine with us: What would it look like to attend school in a fully funded district? Our infographic explores the possibilities of what full funding would provide our students and families and how it would ensure all students thrive in school. What does a fully funded district look like to you?
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Infographic: Teaching in a fully funded district

Imagine with us: What would it look like to teach in a fully funded district? Our infographic explores the possibilities of what full funding would provide our district's educators and the impact for students and families. What does a fully funded district look like to you?
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Funding Our Schools: How Tennessee's Funding Formula Fails to Meet the Needs of Nashville's Students

Read our informational Policy Brief detailing what the BEP is, the challenges the current funding formula presents, and its significant consequences for our district, schools, and students. 
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Infographic: Education Funding Glossary

View our infographic to learn the definitions of key terms related to the funding of our city's public schools, such as BEP, fiscal capacity, and Student-Based Budgeting.
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Infographic: How Are Our Schools Funded?

View our infographic to learn about what BEP (Basic Education Plan) is and how it affects education funding in our state and city.
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Infographic: Who Makes Decisions About Our Schools?

This infographic provides information on the roles played by local and state government and other stakeholders related to public education in Nashville.
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