Tennessee Map of Resolutions Opposing School Vouchers 2023-24

As Governor Lee continues to cozy up to dark money donors and push to de-fund and debilitate our public schools in Tennessee, our school boards, superintendents, county commissions, and other governing bodies across the state have made it clear that this is NOT what the people of Tennessee want and that this is NOT in the best interests of public school students.

If you know of a county governing body, school district, or other organization that has passed a resolution in opposition to the governor’s school voucher scheme, please let me know and we will add that information to the map!

 

UPDATED 4/9/2024

 

 

Tennessee Capitol Update 3-18-24

 

Our school board chose not to hear from me regarding important pending legislation during monthly legislative updates – and not to allow YOU to hear from me. Our communities deserve to know about legislation and pending legislation that impacts our public schools – and I will not stop bringing you that information.

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Voucher Fight – Compass Article

Voucher Fight Looms

 

Knox County BOE Legislative Priorities 2024

The Knox County Board of Education works for the passage of new laws designed to advance the cause of improving education and for the repeal or modification of existing laws and the defeat of proposed laws that impede this cause. The Board’s current Legislative Priorities list and other information can be found here: https://www.knoxschools.org/board

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IT'S CAMPAIGN TIME!

Jennifer Owen District 2 School Board Knox County

Campaign 2024 is underway and lots of updates are coming, so please bookmark the site and check back often.

 

Long ago, in 2016:

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3rd Grade Retention Testimony 2023

The testimony below is from the Tennessee House of Representatives Education Committees in 2023.

 

 

HOUSE EDUCATION INSTRUCTION – SUBCOMMITTEE – 2/7/23

HOUSE EDUCATION INSTRUCTION – SUBCOMMITTEE – 2/21/23

 

HOUSE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION – FULL COMMITTEE – 2/22/23

Knox County BOE Legislative Priorities 2023

The Knox County Board of Education works for the passage of new laws designed to advance the cause of improving education and for the repeal or modification of existing laws and the defeat of proposed laws that impede this cause. The Board’s current Legislative Priorities list and other information can be found here: https://www.knoxschools.org/board

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Knox County BOE Legislative Priorities 2022

The Knox County Board of Education works for the passage of new laws designed to advance the cause of improving education and for the repeal or modification of existing laws and the defeat of proposed laws that impede this cause. The Board’s current Legislative Priorities list and other information can be found here: https://www.knoxschools.org/board

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Quarantine Exemption Guidelines

A letter sent to the Board of Education members this morning may help community members understand why our local legislators’ push-back against face masks and our governor’s “opt out” order have created more than just chaos. They have created a situation that is causing students and teachers to become ill, isolate, and miss class time

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KCS Administration Refuses to Follow Board Vote

When a Superintendent presents an opening plan to a school board for a vote of adoption, one would expect the Superintendent and his administrative staff to also support that plan. This has not been the case in Knox County Schools. Not only has the plan been changed (without a Board vote) multiple times, but members

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