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Cracking the Code: Tennessee's BEP Funding Formula - Shared screen with speaker view
Alexza Barajas Clark
16:35
https://edtrust.org/tennessee/
Alexza Barajas Clark
16:55
https://thealliancetn.org/
Alexza Barajas Clark
17:08
https://3pe8wc2vz8eo30qqn86dciyi-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Tennessee_Alliance_for_Equity_in_Education_Policy_Agenda.pdf
Mandy Pellegrin (Sycamore)
18:26
Also choppy for me.
Adrienne Useted
18:56
Mandy
Alexza Barajas Clark
19:01
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16HBf15cZqqljB7Q3njxmQ-FdIu5Uios3zJCFzv05YeA/edit
Alexza Barajas Clark
20:38
So glad everyone is here. Hope our audio issue has been resolved.
Alexza Barajas Clark
20:54
Please take a moment to introduce yourselves in the chat: Name, Org, where you are joining from
Alexza Barajas Clark
21:12
Alexza Barajas Clark, Assistant Director, Ed Trust TN, joining from Nashville!
Phyllis Nichols
21:23
Phyllis Y. Nichols, Knoxville Area Urban League
Ashley Williams
21:36
Ashley D. Williams, Education Manager, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, joining from Chattanooga, TN
Erika Berry
21:40
Hello! Erika Berry, Senior Director of Policy at TennesseeCAN, joining from Nashville
Ali Jaffery
21:44
Ali Jaffery, Manager, Memphis Education Fund
Emily Astor
21:46
Emily Astor, Blount County Schools, joining from Maryville
Dalona Jones
21:46
Dalona Jones, LEAD Public Schools, joining from Nashville, TN :)
Ashley Dale
21:47
Ashley Dale, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, joining from Clarksville
Casey Minshall
21:55
Good afternoon! Casey Minshall, MNPS Office of English Learners, joining from Nashville TN
Laura Hunt
21:58
Laura Hunt, State Manager of Advocacy and Strategy, TennesseeCAN, joining from Nashville!
Brian Zralek
22:01
Brian Zralek, Community Organizer, Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH)
Matt Seigel
22:04
Matt Seigel, Journey Community Schools, Memphis
Phyllis Nichols
22:17
Phyllis Y. Nichols, Knoxville Area Urban League
Detris Crane
22:20
Detris Crane, Senior Manager Shelby County Schools Early Childhood, Memphis, TN
Heather Goodridge
22:30
Good afternoon! Heather Goodridge, Office of English Learners, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Teo Valdés
22:32
Teo Valdés, I’m an Ed.D candidate studying Ed Policy and Leadership at American University. I live in Chattanooga, TN and I’m involved in UnifiEd.
Meghan Stowe
22:32
Meghan Stowe, LEAD Public Schools, Nashville, TN
Elizabeth Fiveash
22:36
Elizabeth Fiveash, TN Charter School Center
Vaughn Thompson
22:37
Vaughn Thompson, Achievement Network (ANet) Executive Director, Partnership Development located in Memphis, TN
Heather Goodridge
22:42
Good afternoon! Heather Goodridge, Office of English Learners, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Jack Hill
22:50
Jack Hill, P-12 Fellow, Education Trust
Daniel Watson
22:51
Daniel Watson, Knox County Schools Board of Education
Blanca Cross
22:51
Blanca Cross, Family & Community Engagement Coordinator, LEAD Neely’s Bend, joining from Nashville
josh gettys
22:58
Josh Gettys, Memphis, Diverse Learners Cooperative
Jack Hill
23:01
Jack Hill, P-12 Fellow, Education Trust
Cardell Orrin
23:02
Cardell Orrin, Stand for Children TN
Haley Mathews
23:04
Haley Mathews, ALLMemphis
Clifton Harris
23:11
Clifton Harris, Urban League of Middle Tennessee
Meghan Stowe
23:18
Meghan Stowe, LEAD Public Schools, Nashville, TN
Linda Wesson
23:24
Hello! Linda Wesson, OREA Assistant Director, TN Comptroller's Office, Nashville
LaVoe Mulgrew
23:27
LaVoe Mulgrew, Head of Schools for LEAD Public Schools, a network of charter schools in Nashville
Kate Ezell
23:37
Kate Ezell, Ezell Consulting
Tosha Downey
23:51
Tosha Downey, Memphis Education Fund
Natalie McKinney
23:54
Natalie Mckinney, ED and Co-Founder, Whole Child Strategies, Inc., Memphis, TN
Vanessa Lazon
24:13
Vanessa Lazón, MNPS Office of English Learners
Hannah McFarland
24:18
Hannah McFarland, City Year Memphis
Dana Brimm
24:27
Dana Brimm, legislative research analyst, TN Comptroller's office, Nashville
Yetta M Lewis
24:31
Hello All. Norriese Jackson, Gestalt Community Schools
Cardell Orrin
24:37
Sharmeen Russell, Stand for Children-TN. I'm joining from Memphis.
Meggan Kiel
25:42
Meggan Kiel, MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action & Hope)
Teresena Medlock
26:31
Teresena Medlock, The Memphis Lift Parent Institute
Teresena Medlock
27:00
Teresena Medlock, The Memphis Lift Parent Institute
Alexza Barajas Clark
27:05
Thank you all for being here today!
Gini Pupo-Walker
28:35
Great to see so many partners and colleagues here today! Welcome!
Adrienne Useted
28:55
Adrienne Useted, Chief Financial Officer, LEAD Public Schools in Nashville
Elizabeth Vincent
31:55
Elizabeth Vincent, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Liza Ramage
32:50
Liza Ramage NOAH/Education Task Force. Nashville
Gini Pupo-Walker
33:17
Liz - introduce yourself to panelists and attendees
Gini Pupo-Walker
33:31
Glad you are here!
Natalie McKinney
35:05
Thank you Mandy/Sycamore Institute!!
David Zolensky
36:01
Dave Zolensky, Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH)
Renee Smith
36:56
Renee' Smith Memphis Lift Parent Institute
Mandy Pellegrin (Sycamore)
39:41
Mandy Pellegrin, The Sycamore Institute, Nashville
Gini Pupo-Walker
41:26
Hey LaVoe - do you have a question?
Gini Pupo-Walker
41:31
Want to put it in this chat?
Elizabeth Vincent
59:58
I don’t know who the best panelist is to answer, but I wondered if anyone could explain what it means when a bill is “behind the budget?” I’m a little new to following the legislature for our district and I wasn’t familiar with that term.
Mandy Pellegrin (Sycamore)
01:02:18
Bills that are expected to impact revenues or expenditures as estimated in a fiscal note get put “behind the budget” if they are not already funded in the budget. This means that they get considered after the budget gets considered. If it ultimately gets funded in the budget, it can be considered. If it does not, it effectively dies.
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:03:24
Thanks Mandy!
Mandy Pellegrin (Sycamore)
01:03:37
If a law somehow gets passed and it’s first year of funding is not in the budget, the law gets voided.
Elizabeth Vincent
01:05:37
Thank you, Mandy! That’s what I thought it must mean, but I didn’t want to assume the wrong thing.
Mandy Pellegrin (Sycamore)
01:06:08
No problem!
Gini Pupo-Walker
01:07:33
The Comptroller's dashboard was in the pre-reading list FYI
Chris Henson
01:08:53
There is a state chart of accounts, but the data is self-reported by districts so sometimes it may not be reported accurately
Chris Henson
01:11:36
Welcome
Chris Henson
01:13:32
Sorry, not familiar with other states?
Chris Henson
01:15:21
The chart of accounts is to standardize revenue and expenditure reporting across all school districts
Jorge Munoz
01:25:03
I may have missed this, but is it possible to get Chris Henson's slides?
Alexza Barajas Clark
01:25:45
Hi Jorge. Yes! All of the slides will be available at: edtrust.org/dollarsandsense
Jorge Munoz
01:28:53
great, thank you.
Alexza Barajas Clark
01:30:12
Question from Josh Gettys: How does state funding levels for students with disabilities in TN compare to surrounding states?
Berthena Nabaa-McKinney
01:34:37
As the saying goes, we are Robbing Peter to pay Paul……
Berthena Nabaa-McKinney
01:37:57
Advocacy Opportunities: Fully funding IDEA (federal) and BEP (state)
Ivy Morgan
01:38:09
I would also check out http://funded.edbuild.org/national#special-ed for info on state funding policies for students with disabilities
Elizabeth Vincent
01:38:12
Thank you, everyone!
Melinda Judd
01:38:19
Great session!! Thank you Gini and team.
Jack Hill
01:38:31
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TSFLS_03
Chris Henson
01:38:36
NCES National Center for Education Statisitics