Williamson County discusses opening of 3 new schools - WKRN News 2

Williamson County discusses opening of 3 new schools

Posted: Updated: April 10, 2014 03:26 PM
Thursday's first information session was held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Nolensville Town Hall. Thursday's first information session was held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Nolensville Town Hall.
Mill Creek elementary and middle schools and Nolensville High School are scheduled to open in the fall of 2016 off of York Road. Mill Creek elementary and middle schools and Nolensville High School are scheduled to open in the fall of 2016 off of York Road.
NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. -

Students in the Nolensville area will be doing some major shuffling due to rezoning in Williamson County.

At Thursday's informational meeting, Superintendent Mike Looney said rezoning in Williamson County has its obstacles.

"Trying to accommodate the wishes of the families that attend our schools, with the needs of managing growth is a complex challenge," said Superintendent Looney.

This is the first time the district has rezoned two years in advance.

"I looked on the little map on my phone and I couldn't see the details very well.  I'm here to find out more and see what has gone into the decision making process," said Robin Hastings, a mother of five.

"I wanted to learn about the new zoning and the curriculum they will use to make the school successful," said Latoya Smith, a mother of three.

In previous meetings, families who didn't want their children to change schools expressed concern.

Superintendent Looney said it's still early in the process.

"We like to provide options, when options are available. It's very premature for me to be able to answer that question because we're two years away but certainly if there are open seats at a school we'll try to accommodate to the extent that we can," he said.

The district revised a portion of its plan for a neighborhood north of Sunset Middle and Elementary School.

Officials made the adjustments to accommodate some families' concerns.

Mill Creek elementary and middle schools and Nolensville High School are scheduled to open in the fall of 2016 off of York Road.

Thursday's first information session was held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Nolensville Town Hall.

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