Deputy AG responds to suit against school funding formula
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A deputy attorney general in Tennessee is urging the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at the state's public school funding formula.
The suit claims the state doesn't provide enough funding for numerous expenses. It was filed by seven county school districts.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1Dn8O2K ) reports the state's response was in a 32-page memorandum filed in Davidson County Chancery Court in Nashville. The state had until Friday to respond to the school systems' suit.
Deputy Attorney General Kevin Steiling says the lawsuit relies on a "profoundly flawed interpretation" of three successful previous lawsuits against Tennessee's Basic Education Program. Steiling says the suit should be "dismissed in its entirety."
Scott Bennett, the attorney for the county school districts that filed the suit, declined to comment.
Sunday, August 20 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-08-21 02:42:12 GMT
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