(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) and the Tennessee Department of Education today announced that Richard City Special School District has received district growth funding to support education initiatives in Marion County.
Specifically, Richard City Special School District received $28,500.
This funding is a direct result of a Republican-led effort to not only fully fund education in Tennessee but also provide an additional $18 million to towards school district growth.
These significant investments in many Tennessee school districts will allow growing schools to maintain the necessary resources so that they can continue offering quality education for our state’s young 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 Richard City Special School District 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.