Metro Asks Parents to Fill Out Income Survey for State Money
Updated: Monday, August 25 2014, 10:31 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE (Jen French) -- Nashville Metro School parents are being asked to complete a survey disclosing their income and how many people live in their household. Metro officials say it will determine how much state money the district will receive.
This year, an estimated $9,200 in state and local dollars is invested in each metro school student.
Joe Bass, spokesperson for Nashville Metro Schools, said about 73 percent of students are "economically disadvantaged" under Tennessee state standards.
If the district doesn't know how much parents make, state money for students could disappear.
Previously schools got income information based on how many kids were receiving free or reduced lunch. Now that all students at Metro Nashville schools are getting free lunch--parents are being asked to fill out the paperwork.
Bass said if a parent loses the form, he or she can go to an enrollment center and get another copy. The district wants it signed and returned by Wednesday.