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Freeze Warning, Cumberland Plateau Advisory

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend. A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night. Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area. Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro. Breezy NW winds will add to the chill. In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight.

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Metro Asks Parents to Fill Out Income Survey for State Money

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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.


 

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