Note: This question is similar to our question in the TISA Analysis Tool “How will the base be calculated, revised, and adjusted for inflation and budget shifts?”

  • The Commissioner shared at the K-12 Subcommittee Hearing (3/8/22) that the Tennessee General Assembly would go through appropriations and budget approval every year to address changes. Because the base is an amount per pupil, each new student in the student count is automatically funded at the base level plus weighted funding.
  • Senator Yarbro (D-Nashville) proposed Senate Amendment 4 and Representative Stewart (D-Nashville) proposed House Amendment 3 to account for inflation, but the amendments were tabled and withdrawn accordingly in favor of the annual appropriations method mentioned above.