Nashville-Davidson County School District, Tennessee
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Information last reviewed: 4/30/12
- The current budget is published and previous budgets are available for the last three years
- The calendar of Board meetings and meeting agendas and minutes are available and archived at least three years
- Names of Board officials, individual email address, individual phone numbers, and a physical address is available
- Some names of administrative officials, individual email address, individual phone numbers, and a physical address is available
- Contract policy is available and open bids are published.
- The current audit policy is available.
- Background check policy is available.
- Academic reports are available for standard testing and graduation rates are posted
- There is no homepage search feature.
- Audits are not published.
- Teacher contracts are not available.
- Some departments do not include sufficient contact information, including individual email addresses, phone numbers, department head information, and addresses.
- Tax information is unavailable.
- A public records contact and public records policies are unavailable in a central location.
School Board Members
|Name||Board of Education Role|
|Sharon Dixon Gentry||Board member, District 1|
|Jo Ann Brannon||Board member, District 2|
|Mark North||Vice Chair, District 3|
|Anna Shepherd||Board member, District 4|
|Gracie Porter||Chair, District 5|
|Cheryl Mayes||Board member, District 6|
|Edward Kindall||Board member, District 7|
|Michael Hayes||Board member, District 8|
|Kay Simmons||Board member, District 9|
|Tony Majors||Assistant Superintendent Student Services|
|Lora Hall||Associate Superintendent Middle|
|Jay Steele||Association Superintendent High|
|Linda DePriest||Assistant Superintendent Instruction Support|
|June Keel||Assistant Superintendent Human Resources|
|Fred Carr||Chief Operating Officer|
|Chris Henson||Chief Financial Officer|
Last year Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools spent $674 million educating more than 79,000 students. Inflation hits individuals and organizations alike. We have to pay more for many of the same services we receive year to year.
For 2012-13, the Board of Education has approved a budget of $722,920,300, an increase of more than $48 million over the 2011-12 budget. But you may be surprised to learn a huge majority of that increase comes from unavoidable increases. The rest would be dedicated to programs aimed at increasing achievement, bettering our schools, and graduating more students.
The attendance rate of grades 9-12 is 76.2%, down from 2010 (82.9%), but up from 2009 (73.1%). The promotion rates is 98.3%. Overall academic achievement in the district is slightly less than the state averages, according to the academic achievement grades for the Davidson district.
First to the Top
Tennessee was one of just two states selected on March 29, 2010, to receive millions of dollars for education in the first round of the federal government's Race to the Top competition. Tennessee was awarded $501 million to implement a comprehensive set of school reform plans ("Tennessee First to the Top") to ensure that all Tennessee students graduate college and career ready. Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools ("MNPS") was awarded $30.3 million of Race to the Top funds from the Tennessee Department of Education to allocate to its own set of comprehensive reform plans aligned with the State's goals, and targeted to the five key areas of reform outlined by the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, MNPS has been awarded $2 million for a teacher residency program, $1.0 million for the STEM Innovation Network and approximately $3.7 million to turnaround low performing schools, for a current total of $37 million.