RESOLUTION NO. RS2008-154

A resolution expressing support for the Metropolitan Board of Public Education in planning for a new elementary school and middle school in the Antioch area.

WHEREAS, the Antioch area has experienced a housing boom over the past several years, which has resulted in many new people moving into the area, especially families with young children; and

WHEREAS, the school capacity in the Antioch area has failed to keep pace with the recent escalation in the number of students who attend the schools; and

WHEREAS, although construction is under way for the new Cane Ridge High School, which will help relieve the overcrowding at Antioch High School, statistical analyses show that a new elementary and middle school will be needed in the Antioch area within the next five years; and

WHEREAS, a number of new developments in the Antioch area have offered property for new schools; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Board of Public Education should begin planning for a new elementary and middle school in Antioch, including site acquisition; and

WHEREAS, the Council desires to express its support for the Metropolitan Board of Public Education in making a new elementary school and middle school in the Antioch area a priority.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as supporting the Metropolitan Board of Public Education in planning for a new elementary school and high school in the Antioch area.

Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to the Director of Schools, Dr. Pedro Garcia, and to each member of the Metropolitan Board of Public Education.

Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: Vivian Wilhoite, Megan Barry, Robert Duvall, Sam Coleman, Parker Toler, Duane Dominy

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Referred: Education Committee
Introduced: February 5, 2008
Adopted: February 5, 2008
Returned Unsigned by Mayor: February 11, 2008

 

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