Discussion on overcrowding in Williamson County schools delayed - WKRN News 2

Discussion on overcrowding in Williamson County schools delayed

Posted: Updated: Sep 17, 2012 07:32 PM

Officials decided to delay discussing a new $160 million capital spending plan that could help fund two new high schools in Williamson County and help relieve overcrowding at some schools.

"We had 10,000 students 20 years ago, now we have 33,000," Williamson County Schools Director Jason Golden said.

If approved in the future, the funding could come from the Williamson County Commission during one of its budgets in the next few years.

One high school could be built in the growing Nolensville area to relieve overcrowding at Ravenwood High.

Ravenwood is about 250-students over its 1,650 capacity according to school officials.

The other high school being considered would be in the Grassland area of the northwest part of the county to ease excess students at Franklin High.

The school is currently around 100 students over capacity.

Officials are expected to discuss the issue in the future.

The Williamson County School Board met on Monday 6:30 p.m. at the Administrative Complex located on West Main Street.

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