Middle school rezoning proposal will be discussed next at Feb. 26 meeting

February 14, 2014

Rutherford County Schools

The Rutherford County Board of Education will next discuss the middle school rezoning proposal at a public meeting on Feb. 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the RCS central office.

The School Board hosted a public hearing on the proposal Feb. 11 at Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School in an effort to gather valuable input from parents who are potentially affected.

The School Board has adopted a draft proposal for the rezoning but only for discussion purposes and to collect feedback from parents. Parent feedback is an important part of the rezoning process and will be considered before a final decision is made, Board members said.

A map of the draft proposal is available HERE. Parents with questions about specific addresses should contact enrollment planner Shane Morgan at 615-893-5812.

Rezoning the three middle schools has become necessary because of overcrowding at Oakland Middle School. The school's optimum enrollment size is 850-1,000 students. However, the school's current enrollment is more than 1,100.