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“3.4 million dollars is an extreme punishment for students in schools,” said School Board Member Amy Frogge. “If they believe they are going to influence my decision making through coercion they are mistaken."
The school board member is upset with the state for taking away 3.4 million dollars as a punishment because the the board denied an application from charter school Great Hearts Academies. Frogge is now calling for the board to discuss filing suit at its next meeting if the money isn’t returned.
"We need to make sure our students are not punished improperly by the state," added Frogge.
"I think that would put us in an adversarial and contentious situation with the State Department of Education," said Anna Shepherd who does not think filing suit is a good idea.
"Ordinarily I like to fight but this is a situation where I have to ask what is in the best interest of the system," added Will Pinkston/School board Member
If the district does not sue, Director Jesse Register is providing the first glimpse at how the district will fill the funding gap. Register says the district could replace the 3.4 million with sales tax collections that have been higher than expected it’s the money he had hoped to use to buy computers
"3.4 million dollars is a lot of money. That's 3.4 million we do not have to use." stated Register.
Wednesday, October 24 2012, 05:26 AM CDT
TBI: Women more likely family violence victims
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new study of domestic violence in Tennessee last year found women were nearly two times more likely to be victimized than men and children were the victims in 16 percent of all family violence cases.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put out a report this week analyzing crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the state. Their findings show that nearly 15 percent of all crimes reported were domestic in nature.
The study looked at the relationships between victims and offenders as well as the influence of drugs and alcohol on family violence. The study found that more than 17 percent of family violence involves drugs or alcohol, with alcohol being the most common.
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