Superintendents Meet With Governor Haslam
On March 23, 2015, the Governor met with the superintendents of the State’s four largest school systems, Shelby County, Metro-Nashville, Knox County and Hamilton County. This was a very positive meeting in which the superintendents were able to share the funding challenges facing their school systems. For his part, the Governor expressed a desire to work with school systems to improve funding for education.
In keeping with the Board’s earlier decision, however, the Board’s attorney will be filing an action in the Chancery Court for Davidson County. That said, the Hamilton County Board of Education has every intention to continue working with the Governor’s office and the leadership of the General Assembly to secure the adequate funding of education for all Tennesseans. The Board does not believe that its decision to assert its legal claims should preclude productive dialogue since everyone, ultimately, wants the very best education for everyone in our State.
We look forward to working with the Governor and the General Assembly to improve Tennessee’s system of public education.