BEP Task Force to Have First Meeting to Discuss School Funding
The task force charged with studying Tennessee’s state education funding formula will meet for the first time next week at the capitol. Gov. Haslam appointed this task force to take a fresh look at the Basic Education Program, or BEP, which underwent its last significant revision seven years ago. The purpose of this task force is to review the distribution of available resources in a responsible manner.
Monday, March. 24, 1-3 p.m., CDT
Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman
Rep. Harry Brooks (R-Knoxville), chairman, House Education Committee
David Connor, executive director, Tennessee County Services Association
Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville), chairman, Senate Education Committee
Chris Henson, chief financial officer, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Kevin Krushenski, research analyst, Tennessee Municipal League
Larry Martin, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration
Gary Nixon, executive director, State Board of Education
Larry Ridings, Tennessee School Systems for Equity
Lynnisse Roehrich-Patrick, executive director, Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Justin Wilson, Comptroller of the Treasury
Mark Cate, chief of staff, Governor’s Office (ex officio member)
This meeting is open to media and the public.
Executive Conference Room, State Capitol
For more information, contact Kelli Gauthier at (615) 532-7817 or Kelli.Gauthier@tn.gov.