(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Kevin Vaughan (R-Collierville), State Representative Mark White (R-Memphis), and the Tennessee Department of Education today announced that both Collierville Schools and Germantown Municipal School District have received district growth funding to support education initiatives in West Tennessee.
Specifically, Germantown Municipal School District received $269,500. Collierville Schools were awarded $524,500.
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.
“This investment in our local schools is great news for our community,” said Representative Vaughan. “I pledge to our residents that I will continue to fight for additional resources in order to ensure that our teachers and students have the tools they need to succeed.”
“I am pleased that my colleagues and I have been able to secure this critical funding that will support the work of our teachers and allow our children to achieve their educational goals and dreams,” said Chairman White. “When we support our teachers, our students can focus all of their attention on learning, and all of Tennessee benefits.”
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 Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
Kevin Vaughan serves as a member of the House Insurance & Banking and the House Business & Utilities Committees. He lives in Collierville and represents House District 95, which includes part of Shelby County. He can be reached by calling (615) 741-1866 or by email at: [email protected]
Mark White serves as Chairman of the House Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House Education Administration & Planning, House Consumer & Human Resources, House Rules, and Joint Fiscal Review Committees. White lives in Memphis and represents House District 83, which includes part of Shelby County. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-4415.