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Gov. Bill Lee discusses $4.5 billion of federal funding going to Tenn. K-12 schools

Bill Lee
Posted at 2:52 PM, Apr 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-12 23:54:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Gov. Bill Lee urged school districts to ensure $4.5 billion in federal COVID-19 relief stimulus funding goes directly toward student achievement.

"In-person learning is safe & it’s the only way our students will get back on track after significant learning loss. I support the State Board of Education’s work to ensure that in-person learning is again the standard in TN & virtual learning is reserved for emergency use only," Gov. Lee tweeted Monday.

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Lee is set to make the announcement from the Tennessee State Capitol. Additional details weren't immediately known.