Lee, Schwinn announce ‘rigorous review’ of education funding formula

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 08, 2021 2:09 PM CT | Published: October 08, 2021 2:04 PM CT
<strong>Sherwood Middle School students (in a file photo) complete an assignment. Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced Friday, Oct. 8, that they plan to review the state&rsquo;s school funding formula. (Daily Memphian file)</strong>

Sherwood Middle School students (in a file photo) complete an assignment. Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced Friday, Oct. 8, that they plan to review the state’s school funding formula. (Daily Memphian file)

Lee and Schwinn gave few details about whether or how much the state would increase funding for schools. But Lee said he suspects the state will increase funding, and will have the proposal ready for the state legislature when it meets in January.

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Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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