Metro Schools Change Rezoning For New Elementary School

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Metro Schools Change Rezoning For New Elementary School

CREATED May 23, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After an outcry from parents, officials with Metropolitan Nashville Schools have changed the initial rezoning plan for a new elementary school in the booming 12 South area.

The old Waverly-Belmont school will open next fall as a new Metro elementary school, but the initial plan to rezone nearby neighborhoods was not well received.

On Friday, schools superintendent Dr. Jesse Register unveiled a new zoning map with two big changes: Families west of Hillsboro Road will stay at Julia Green Elementary while families and Percy Priest and Oak Hill remain in the Percy Priest Zone.

The district said they took the feedback from parents seriously and made this second proposal based on what they heard.

Julia Green PTO President Pepper Magargee said she thinks 99 percent of parents will like it.

The school board is expected to vote on the plans next Tuesday.

If you'd like to take a closer look at the new zoning maps, go to http://on.nc5.co/1k2f3iT.