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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Williamson County Schools met with State Legislators, discussed school safety, funding and sales tax

In a Saturday morning meeting with the four Republican state legislators representing Williamson County, members from the Williamson County Schools Board of Education heard some good news, some not-so-good news and a little bit of no news.

“I know you guys are going to have some questions and we’ll answer to the best of our ability,” Sen. Jack Johnson, 23rd District and Senate majority leader, said to open the hour-long session at the WCS central office. “But I want you to know that a lot of these bills [being filed], we don’t have the language on them. We have filed caption bills, meaning placeholders, but we don’t actually have the amendment yet.

“Obviously, with Gov. (Bill) Lee being new to the office and putting together a new cabinet, he and his team have not been able to get specific language on some of these things… There’s probably going to be a lot of questions you may have where I’m probably going to have to say, until I get the specific language I may not have an answer.”

Joining Johnson for the discussion were Glenn Casada, 63rd District and Speaker of the House; Sam Whitson, 65th District; and Brandon Ogles, 61st District and freshman legislator who serves on the budget and finance committee. They discussed a variety of education-related topics, and legislators attempted to provide insight on issues whose solutions are still short on specifics.


-- per John McBryde with Spring Hill Homepage

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