Resolution to Halt Charter Schools Deferred Indefinitely Due to Intellectually Dishonest Environment

Bad Chamber of Commerce!

The resolution’s author, Will Pinkston accused the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce with arm-twisting and other anti-resolution shenanigans. The Chamber, poor guys, is such an easy target when things don’t go our way. Been there, done that.

But, hey –at least they got a Christmas gift for their trouble. Mr. Pinkston gifted the Chamber a calculator – replete with a ribbon! Now, the very astute Chamber leadership is properly equipped to crunch the numbers that will lead to the exact same conclusion. Nashville is not saturated with charters and until there is no longer a need the district can handle more.

So in the meantime and in between time, we need to keep one hand on the egg nog and the other surfing the internet. I’m guessing it ain’t over. Stay vigilant!

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Board Appearance Procedures

The Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education regularly holds two public meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month unless otherwise advertised. The Board hears public comment at 2nd Tuesday meetings.

Process to request to appear before the Board of Public Education: Requests must be received by the Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. (four days in advance) before the scheduled meeting.

Send a letter (by email or fax) to request appearance before the Board that includes: Name, Address, Phone, Email, Speaker and Topic, and Board Meeting date. Once the request to appear has been approved you will be notified by email or a phone call.

Speaker should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to start of meeting and a Board staff member will greet you. If Speaker has information for distribution, must have at least 20 copies.

Please send your request for appearance and any other information to the Board Administrator via email at, fax 214-4480, or mail to 2601 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204. The Speaker has 3 minutes at the podium.






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