no tax dollars used to fund bible history
Bible history teachers are funded entirely through private contributions from local individuals, businesses, churches and foundations. No tax dollars are used to fund this elective, for-credit opportunity offered to Hamilton County, TN, public school students.
In 2016-2017, the comprehensive annual cost of running a Bible history program in 20 schools was over $1 million. This includes all teacher salaries; benefits (health, dental, retirement, all insurance); Social Security; taxes classroom supplies; textbooks (Bibles for every classroom for over 3,700 students in Hamilton County); and teacher professional development training twice a year. Due to a 33% increase in the county-wide Bible history program over the past year, the comprehensive cost to run the Bible history program per school is $80,000.
Bible in the Schools reimburses the Hamilton County Department of Education 100% of all Bible teaching expenses each year.
Bible in the Schools pledges to steward all funds with the highest level of integrity and accountability. On behalf of the students of Hamilton County, thank you for your generosity, partnership and trust.