TN Kids Now Can Transfer School Districts Easier With New Law! – May 5, 2021 TCN News Break

1) TN Kids Now Can Transfer School Districts Easier With New Law!
2) Medical Marijuana Moves Forward in TN After Compromise
3) Battle Lines Drawn Over Taxpayer Funding Of Critical Race Theory
4) Bill Limiting Unemployment Compensation Passes Tennessee House

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TN Kids Now Can Transfer School Districts Easier With New Law

A Bill Was Passed By The Tennessee Senate That Would Give Families More Ease When Transferring Their Children To Schools Outside Their Zone. If The Bill Passes Into Law, All Local Education Agencies In The State Will Have To Adopt Policies That Make Intra-district Transfers A Smoother Process.

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More Tennessee Schools To Be Designated As ‘Trauma-Informed’

The Tennessee Department Of Education Announced That They Would Be Adding More Schools To The State’s Trauma-informed Schools Cohort. A Trauma-informed School In Tennessee Means The School Has Received Designation For Their Emphasis On Trauma-informed Strategies To Support Students.

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Republicans Push Back As Biden’s Proposed Spending Requests Top $6 Trillion

Republican Lawmakers Pushed Back Wednesday After The White House Unveiled A New $1.8 Trillion Spending Plan That Includes Free College Tuition Provisions And Up To 12 Weeks Of Paid Family Leave.

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No Hybrid Learning For Tennessee Schools Next Year

Tennessee Public Schools Will No Longer Have The Option Of Providing Both In-person And Remote Instruction As Of Next School Year. Students Who Want To Continue With Virtual Instruction Will Have To Enroll In A Specific Virtual School Instead Of A Regular Public School Option.

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Mental Health Trust Fund For Tennessee Students Advances

Legislation Aimed At Addressing The Mental Health Needs Of Tennessee’s K-12 Students Is Advancing Through House Committees. The Bill Has Found Support With Many Mental Health Advocacy Groups, Despite Opposition From Some Lawmakers.

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Bill Protecting Students From Shared Restrooms Powers Through Senate

The Tennessee Senate Passed A Bill On Wednesday That Will Protect Students, Teachers, And Other School Employees From Having To Share Restrooms And Locker Rooms With Transgender Students. The Bill Passed The Senate With A 21-7 Vote.

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Governor Lee To Consider Bill On LGBTQ Curriculum

Governor Lee Will Soon Be Considering A Tennessee Bill That Would Require Schools To Inform Parents Of Any Curriculum That Includes Instruction On Gender Identity Or Sexual Orientation And Would Allow Parents To Opt Their Student Out Of That Instruction.

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Hamilton County Schools Kindergarten Online Registration Now Open

Hamilton County Schools’ Online Registration For Kindergarten Is Now Open And Will Continue Through Friday, April 16th. HCS States That Parents/Guardians That Do Not Have Internet Access Or Have Trouble Uploading The Required Documents, May Visit The Child’s Zoned School Location On April 14 To Complete The Registration Process.

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