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State Representative Rick Tillis, Department of Education Announce Critical Growth Funds

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) and the Tennessee Department of Education today announced that Marshall County Schools has received district growth funding to support education initiatives in the county.

Specifically, Marshall County received $93,000.

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.

“Our teachers provide the foundation for future generations; that is why I was proud to support this funding in this year’s budget, and I am honored to announce that Marshall County has received a portion of the investment,” said Representative Tillis.

This funding has been so well received by parents, education officials, and teachers that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam added another $18 million in growth funds to his proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget.

Rick Tillis is a member of the House Business & Utilities Committee, as well as the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and Subcommittee. Tillis lives in Lewisburg and represents House District 92, which includes Marshall County, as well as parts of Franklin, Lincoln and Marion Counties. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-4170.

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