Answer: Approximately $6 million this year.
Nashville Public Schools needs about $6 million to pay for computers and computer carts so that students can take online-based Common Core testing, reports The Tenneasean. That doesn't include another $4.3 million for teacher training on the test Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has proposed that the initial $6 million come from the city's capital fund, which generally is used for city capital projects including Metro construction and street paving. Another proposal from Councilman Bo Mitchell would take $13.1 million for general school technology needs out of the reserves.