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Mayor's 2017-2018 Budget: Public Education

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The Mayor’s 2017-2018 Budget includes support for Metro Nashville Public Schools, including an $879 million appropriation that represents a 4.3 percent increase over last year’s budget. This will be used for:

Staff Support

  • Pay Increases for teachers
  • Pay increases for administrative staff
  • Pay increases for support Staff

Language and Literacy

  • Literacy initiatives to help students read at or above grade level
  • English-Language Learner (ELL) programs for our New American students


  • Emphasis & support for social emotional learning
  • Help students manage emotions and maintain positive relationships