In 2019, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a law that provides scholarships of approximately $7,000 to children from low-income families in the Nashville and Memphis metro areas. Families can use these scholarships to attend a school of their choice that fits their unique learning needs.
The Mayor of Nashville is trying to block the program from going into effect. In response, attorneys at the Liberty Justice Center, a national Supreme Court-winning law firm, are preparing legal action on behalf of families planning to use the program.
If you would qualify for the program and are interested in joining a lawsuit to defend students’ access to these funds, we’d like to hear from you.
To qualify for the program, students must be one of the following:
- In K-12 for the 2020-2021 school year and enrolled in a Tennessee public school for the prior school year
- Entering Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year
- Entering any grade K-12 having just moved to Tennessee
For the 2019-2020 school year students’ household income must not exceed:
- $43,966 for a two-person household
- $55,458 for a three-person household
- $66,950 for a four person household
- $78,442 for a five-person household
If this lawsuit will affect you, contact us.
Who is the Liberty Justice Center?
The Liberty Justice Center is a nonprofit law firm that provides free representation to parents and reform advocates in legal cases that expand educational freedom for families. It works to ensure every child has access to a great education and can attend a school that is the right fit for them. It regularly represents families across the country who face obstacles to exercising educational choice. The Center recently filed a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of Montana’s tax-credit scholarship program.