Bradley County Schools are also losing Title 1 funds

Read statement from school leaders

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – School systems in Tennessee suddenly got a budgetary jolt when they learned that some of their Title I funding has been suddenly cut off.

The federal education program provides grants to school systems with high percentages of low-income students.

But the funds are handed out by the state Education Department.

Polk County schools have acknowledged that they have lost the funding without any explanation and it could affect teacher pay.

Today, Bradley County school officials issued a statement that they are also losing the funding.

It will mean a tighter budget, but they will get by.

“Bradley County Schools will be operating on a tighter budget due to losing part of their Title I funding.  Without warning or explanation, a portion of Title I funding was pulled on Tuesday, December 13th.  This money supports instruction for students in high-poverty schools. However, the district did receive additional funds in Title II, which is utilized for Professional Development, and in Special Education.”

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