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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Tennessee school system budgets [electronic resource] : authority and accountability for funding education and operating schools / Ethel R. Detch, et al.

TACIR recommends that authority over specific line items within school budgets remain with the elected school boards. Tennessee's school budgeting process, where local legislative bodies rather than independent school districts raise taxes to fund school systems, is unlike the majority of other states and provides greater oversight. Local legislative bodies cannot alter or revise specific budget line items, but have complete control over the budget total, and have several ways to learn about and question school expenditures before approving the budget.
Detch, Ethel R.
Carpenter, Tyler; Brown, Melissa; Lippard, Cliff; Roehrich-Patrick, Lynnisse; Gibson, Teresa
Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
SCHOOLS--FINANCE--TENNESSEE
E-resource
2015
January 2015
Public
07/1/2022
04/24/2023
02/12/2024