Wednesday night word came that District Attorney General Randy Nichols would be endorsing the Knox County School Boards request for $35 million in new dollars.
At 11:30 am on Thursday May 24, Attorney General Nichols appeared with Dr. James McIntyre, School Board Chairman Thomas Deakins along with School Board Members Pam Trainor and Gloria Deathridge.
General Nichols said that spending money on incarceration is not the answer. He said that there are over 20,000 individuals locked up in Tennessee.
Nichols said that prisons are planned based on the number of third graders not reading on grade level.