Needed: Your Input on Cane Ridge Elementary Rezoning
The Cane Ridge Cluster is overcrowded and still growing. In particular, Cane Ridge Elementary School is severely overcrowded. The school was built for a capacity of 830 students. However, there are over 1,000 students currently enrolled, so the school is using eight portables as classrooms to meet student needs.
To fix this, Metro Schools is planning for a new elementary school nearby that will relieve overcrowding by moving students into the new school, possibly for next school year. The new school would be built for around 800 students, and the zoning plan would move 500-550 students out of Cane Ridge Elementary and into the new school. This would leave room for future growth at both the new school and Cane Ridge Elementary.
District officials met with Cane Ridge families in May to get their initial feedback on the rezoning plan, but officials have not yet finalized the proposal. They are coming back to Cane Ridge Elementary to share the draft proposal with families before they present these recommendations to the Board of Education. The Board has final say in zoning decisions, but district officials are seeking another round of input from parents and community members before this final step in the process.
Cane Ridge Elementary Community Meeting
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Cane Ridge Elementary School
If you missed the community meeting, you can still provide your feedback on the proposed boundaries by completing a brief survey. You can complete the survey online, or you can print off a paper copy.
You can return paper surveys to the Communications Department in two ways:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail: Attn: Communications Department
Metro Nashville Public Schools
2601 Bransford Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204
Online survey: http://bit.ly/CaneRidgeSurvey
Cane Ridge Elementary Open Houses
MNPS staff will be at Cane Ridge's open houses on August 30 and 31. We will be available to talk to parents and families and answer any questions they may have about the rezoning project.