Basic Education Program (BEP) Task Force

In 2014 Governor Haslam announced the creation of a Task Force to review the Basic Education Program funding formula. As of 2014 the formula was a little over 20 years old. The last major changes to the formula (the so-called BEP 2.0 revision) were made in 2007. The Task Force met throughout the summer and fall before reporting back the governor later that year. The following materials are presentations given at the Task Force meetings and minutes of the meetings. There is also a copy of a column authored by TCSA Executive Director David Connor for the May-June 2014 issue of Tennessee County News, which reviews the background of legislation and litigation that led to the adoption of the Education Improvement Act of 1992 that established the BEP funding formula. The Task Force suspended meetings for a brief time following the resignation of then-Commissioner Kevin Huffman in 2015. The draft report of the Task Force is also posted here.

Task Force Draft Report


Task Force Agendas


Task Force Minutes


BEP General Information


Fiscal Capacity Presentations


Additional Presentations

August 2014 Meeting
October 2014 Meeting

Additional Materials & Background

Draft Status Report
(Adobe PDF File)
Agenda 09-23-2014
(Adobe PDF File)
Agenda 10-27-2014
(Adobe PDF File)
Minutes March 2014
(Adobe PDF File)
Minutes May 2014
(Adobe PDF File)
Minutes June 2014
(Adobe PDF File)
Minutes August 2014
(Adobe PDF File)
Minutes Sept 2014
(Adobe PDF File)
BEP Overview History
(Adobe PDF File)
DC column
(Microsoft Word Document)
TACIR Fiscal
(Adobe PDF File)
CBER Fiscal
(Adobe PDF File)
Including Ability to Pay
(Adobe PDF File)
System Level Fiscal
(Adobe PDF File)
Formulas at a Glance
(Adobe PDF File)
Student Based Budgeting
(Adobe PDF File)
Sevier Co
(Adobe PDF File)
Roane Co
(Adobe PDF File)
Systems for Equity
(Adobe PDF File)
Large Schools
(Adobe PDF File)
Washington Co
(Adobe PDF File)
Metro Chambers
(Adobe PDF File)
Cumberland Co
(Adobe PDF File)