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Tennessee School District Prohibits Crowdfunding for Class Supplies

By The Associated Press — March 20, 2019 1 min read

A school district in Tennessee says it no longer wants teachers to use crowdfunding websites to get extra school supplies.

The Metro Nashville district has banned teachers from using sites like GoFundMe out of fear that teachers may be keeping the cash. The district says it’s also concerned about what types of supplies would be bought. It’s unclear what prompted the school system to ban the teachers’ use of crowdfunding sites.

The district gives teachers a $200 stipend to spend on school supplies each year. The school board may review the policy later.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 20, 2019 edition of Education Week as Tennessee School District Prohibits Crowdfunding for Class Supplies