Mt. Juliet schools meet with parents to discuss rezoning of students
Parents of Mt. Juliet school students met with school officials last week to determine the re-zoning of students to the new Springdale Elementary School next school year.
Proposed zoning maps were of display for parents to review at Elzie Patton Elementary School in Mt. Juliet.
Director of Schools, Dr. Donna Wright, and Deputy Director of Schools, Mickey Hall, were of attendance and spoke to parents at the meeting who were concerned of the possibilities of their child being rezoned to the new elementary school on Central Pike.
“Parents seem open to the idea but are only concerned of the affects of the transition,” said school officials.
The superintendent and deputy director explained the importance of the transition due to the overcrowding of schools in Mt. Juliet. Officials also want the best for these students and their families as far as convenience and location is concerned to one’s home or the affect it will have on their child.
Dr. Donna Wright elaborated on the schools systems continued growth.
“Wilson County Schools are taking in students at an extremely high rate,” said Dr. Wright. “The school system is growing with an average of about 700 new students per year.”
Dr. Wright and Mickey Hall explained how the new school will help eliminate portables such as the ones being currently used at Stoner Creek and Elzie D. Patton elementary schools.
Stoner Creek Elementary and Elzie D Patton Elementary schools were the two main focus schools when this project was proposed and considered. The schools are at a rate of over 700 students too many as suggested by enrollment. At average the schools goal is to have around 500 students total in each school once the new school is complete and open in the Fall of 2017.