Metro Nashville Public Schools received over $425 million in federal relief funding in response to the pandemic. Though these funds were meant to combat the pandemic and learning loss, they came with few strings attached. Records show MNPS has budgeted relief funds on items such as private music lessons and design services, to over a million dollars for a bare-bones website. While district leaders claim they need more tax dollars, as of July 2022, MNPS has only spent 18% of its federal relief funds.


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