Parents continue fight against Sumner Co. Schools rezoning plan

Nashville 2019
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A group of Sumner County parents has been working for months to stop a proposed rezoning plan. 

Tuesday, those efforts came to a head, with some parents calling for the Director of Sumner County Schools to resign his position or be terminated. 

A packed room of parents expressed their displeasure with the current leadership. 

“I think this kind of leadership is unacceptable,” said a parent among the group. 

The parents are part of a group called “Stop Stage One” They are against the district’s “stage one” rezoning plan. 

“I have a 4th grade daughter and a kindergarten daughter and under the proposed plan my 4th grader would attend four schools in four years,” said Dana Smith, one of the members of Stop Stage On. 

The district hoped the plan would address overcrowding. It would move students from Station Camp Elementary, Middle and High to Beech Elementary, Middle and High School. 

They also planned to grandfather in students who already attended Station Camp High School. 

By the end of the meeting, board members conceded another grandfather clause to allow 8th graders to attend Station Camp High School. 

In response to Tuesday night’s meeting – Stop Stage One gave News 2 this statement: 

“While we appreciate the small concession regarding grandfathered 8th graders, we are still concerned that this amendment will split families. Additionally, this amendment does not address the concerns of our younger children. Many of our concerns have yet to be addressed. It’s not about which school is better, we will not accept any result which forces any child to change schools four times in four years.” 

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