(NASHVILLE) — State Representative David Byrd (R-Waynesboro) and the Tennessee Department of Education today announced that Hardin County Schools have received district growth funding to support education initiatives in the county.
Specifically, Hardin County Schools received $55,500.
This funding is a direct result of a Republican-led effort by Tennessee General Assembly members to not only fully fund education in Tennessee but also provide $18 million to cover school district growth as part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
These significant investments will allow many of our state’s school districts with soaring populations to maintain proper student to teacher ratios so that they can continue offering quality education for our next generation of leaders.
“As the Vice Chairman of the House Education Instruction & Planning Committee, I have experienced first-hand the burden that our state’s growing school districts experience,” said Representative Byrd. “My hope is that these funds will help our educators and our students as our community expands.”
The inclusion of growth funding as part of the budget has been so well received by parents, education officials, and teachers that the governor has added an additional $18 million in growth funding as part of his proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
David Byrd serves as the Vice-Chairman of the House Education Instruction & Programs Committee. He is also a member of the House Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee, as well as the House Finance, Ways & Means Committee. Byrd lives in Waynesboro and represents House District 71, which includes Hardin, Lewis, Wayne and part of Lawrence Counties. He can be reached by email at: [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-2190.