Councilmember At-Large Megan Barry released the following statement upon news that Nashville and Memphis would be awarded federal funds to expand pre-K.
“I was happy to see that local and state officials could work together with the federal government to get the funding necessary to expand pre-K in Nashville. Early education is a key component in providing a high-quality public education. This announcement will ensure that more families in Nashville will have access to a pre-K classroom so we can keep Nashville moving forward on education.”
"Funding pre-K has been a priority of mine on the Council. As mayor, my budget priorities will align to make sure every child has access to universal pre-K."
Councilmember At-Large Megan Barry is seeking election to the office of mayor in the August 2015 election. A Nashville resident for 23 years, Megan Barry was twice elected as at-large member of the Metro Council, receiving the most votes in the countywide election in 2011. An MBA graduate of Vanderbilt, she has two decades of senior-level corporate experience in telecommunications and healthcare. She is the mother of a college-age son and has been married to Bruce Barry for 21 years.