Haslam may meet with school directors next week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will try to meet with the state’s four largest school districts as early as next week to discuss education funding.

The move comes as three of the four districts are actively considering a lawsuit against the state to get more funding for schools. Districts in Shelby, Knox and Hamilton counties are gathering information for a possible lawsuit. Metro Nashville Public Schools decided on Tuesday to wait at least 30 days before actively considering a lawsuit..

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Haslam told reporters on Wednesday that he understands the concerns of the districts.

He says resolving the issue “is not a matter of shifting (money), it’s a matter of having the funds to do it.”

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