Johnson City BOE denounces school voucher plan
The Johnson City Board of Education has denounced Gov. Bill Lee’s proposed school voucher plan. The resolution was approved Monday night with a unanimous vote. School boards in Sullivan and Washington counties passed similar resolutions last week and in December, the Greeneville Board of Education approved an anti-voucher resolution. The Education Freedom Act, proposed by Gov. Bill Lee, expands Tennessee’s school voucher program from three counties to all 95. If passed by the General Assembly, qualifying families could receive $7,075 in public funds to send their children to a private school of their choice.