» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
Home
The Ledger - EST. 1978 - Nashville Edition
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Article
VOL. 36 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 14, 2012




Haslam says fining Nashville schools only choice

Print | Front Page | Email this story

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam acknowledges that a $3.4 million fine on Nashville's public school system will affect students, but insists that the fault lies with school board members who refused to approve a charter school.

The Republican governor told reporters after a groundbreaking ceremony in Nashville on Wednesday that withholding the money was the state's only option for enforcing state law.

But Haslam said his administration wasn't obligated to inform the city school board, before it voted last week on an application from Great Hearts Academy, about the specific punishment it would face for not following a ruling from the state school board.

The penalty is the equivalent of 1.5 percent of the annual total the city receives under the state's school funding formula.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & RSS:
Sign-Up For Our FREE email edition
Get the news first with our free weekly email
Name
Email  
TNLedger.com Knoxville Editon
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0