Newly Signed Legislation Means More Changes For Tennessee Schools

May 23, 2023 | Political News

Over the last few weeks, Governor Bill Lee has signed a number of laws recently passed by the Tennessee General Assembly regarding schools and education. 

The focus of this new legislation ranged from using corporal punishment for students with disabilities to implementing additional safety measures in schools. 

With educational issues such as the third-grade retention law and school vouchers being widely discussed recently, other bills have slipped through without as much notice. Below is a run-down of some legislation affecting education that may not be as well-known.

School safety has been a hot topic in recent weeks, and the legislature passed several laws dealing with an increase in safety measures in Tennessee’s schools.