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2017-2018 Zone Exemption application information - Deadline April 15, 2017

Beginning Feb. 1, 2017, Rutherford County Schools will accept zone exemption applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The deadline for priority consideration will be April 15, 2017.

Applications are available at all county schools, the district's central office or can be downloaded online here. 

Any parent can request a zone exemption and requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to the reason for the request, the recommendations of the principals and whether the requested school has available space, pursuant to School Board policy. A list of schools that are overcrowded and cannot accept exemptions for the 2017-2018 school year is included on the application. The complete zone exemption policy is available here

If you have any questions about the zone exemption process, please contact Community Relations department at (615) 893-5812 or

The deadline for priority consideration for 2017-2018 Zone Exemption applications has passed and additional applications are not being accepted unless a family has moved, in cases of severe emergencies or with permission from the Director of Schools. The district began taking applications Feb. 1, 2017 and the deadline was April 15, 2017.