2 proposals move forward with approval from Metro School Board - WKRN News 2

2 proposals move forward with approval from Metro School Board


The Metro School Board voted one two big proposals Tuesday night, allowing both to move forward with approval.

The Metro School Board voted to fund a $4 million incentive program to coax some teachers into an early retirement.

The program is aimed to lessen Metro's budget deficit which stands at $23 million.

The buyout will ultimately save around $7 million a year, but parents seem to have mixed reactions.

"You got that older teacher that is probably full of experience and really wants to be in the classroom. Those who really want out, they're going to go ahead and go for the buyout, but I hate the fact that it's kind of being forced," said parent Venus Lugo Wooten.

Metro Council is expected to consider the proposal soon.

Tuesday night, the board also approved a proposal to expand Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School.

The new classrooms and dining facilities will cost $6.6 million.  

A start has yet to be announced.

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