This upcoming school year, the Williamson County school district will send 3,000 students to different schools, becoming the largest-ever countrywide redistricting plan. Rezoning districts and moving students from one school zone to another means breaking up neighborhoods and splitting apart students who attended schools for years with the same people. Officials say the redistricting plan is needed to fill up two newly built schools, Summit High and Clovercroft Elementary. It is also needed to relieve overcrowding in South Williamson County and the Brentwood area schools.
Metro Public School board members admit that rezoning school districts is not a fun or easy task, but it is necessary to evenly disperse students among schools in the Nashville area. To monitor school growth and enrollment numbers, the district uses census figures, specifically of under-used schools, so rezoning changes that are underway now won’t have to happen later.
Last year, Metro Public Schools adopted a 10-year rezoning plan for the Antioch and Cane Ridge areas to balance out the student population. More proposals concerning rezoning will be discussed over the summer by the Metro Public School board and more changes may be made in the future.
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