State wants Nashville school district to account for more than $100M in federal grants

The Tennessee Department of Education is demanding Nashville’s public school district to account for nearly $110 million in federal grants.

In a letter to Adrienne Battle, director of Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn outlined a total of nearly $110 million in federal grants allocated to MNPS over the past two fiscal years that she said the district has not yet drawn down.

Schwinn described “significant issues in the use, drawn amounts, and oversight of federal grant funds” and gave MNPS 15 days to account for any of the funds already spent. MNPS will have 30 days to develop a plan
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