State education voucher bill will affect SCS funding and enrollment, expert says

SHELBY CO., Tenn. – As a new school year approaches Shelby County Schools will be one of the two Tennessee school districts that will see the most changes because of the state’s new education voucher bill.

State leaders passed Gov. Bill Lee’s bill last spring. It will affect both funding and enrollment at many inner-city schools.

“The biggest change is going to be low enrollment. A lot of students, a lot of parents they are going to take the voucher. They are going to go elsewhere. They are going to go where more options are,” said education professional Eric Dunn.

Dunn said students in classrooms the first

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