Mayor David Briley will consider Metro Nashville Public Schools’ budget request in a meeting Wednesday morning. The district will lay out how it wants to spend money allocated from Metro Nashville over the next school year.
Metro Schools has highlighted five areas of investment. The top priority and most costly undertaking is a proposal to give each staff member a 10% cost-of-living adjustment. That would cost $54.8 million.
MNPS also wants to give bus drivers and monitors an extra $1-per-hour and set-aside $2.75 million to buy new science kits, and history and social studies textbooks.
There are 187 pre-kindergarten classrooms across the district, which are currently funded by a federal grant the ends in December. MNPS says it needs $1.41 million to keep the program going.
Another $1.49 million is needed to modernize and update the human resources and finance systems, according to Metro Schools.
The mayor will hear this budget presentation, take the requests into consideration, and then present his budget to Metro Council.
Council will ultimately decide how much money Metro Schools will get from the city.
To read Metro Schools’ budget, click here.