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Williamson Schools District Considers Redistricting Plan -- Sky Arnold

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Cromwell is one of Brentwood's new subdivisions and the appeal isn't just the homes.

"Schools were number one. That was our most important criteria," said Delilah Jones.    

Jones just bought a home here specifically because she wanted her daughters to someday attend Ravenwood High but that won't happen if the new zoning plan takes effect.
Ravenwood and the schools that feed into it are so overcrowded Williamson County School Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney believes he needs to build a new Nolensville High School and a Mill Creek Middle and Elementary School to feed into it.
Looney released the details of his plan to parents Thursday and it does involve some students changing high school tracts.
"I understand the hesitancy to leave Ravenwood but the fact is we have to provide sizable relief to Ravenwood High School," said Dr. Looney.

Among the biggest changes, more than 130 students at Sunset Elementary would go to Nolensville Elementary.

Also 35% of the students graduating from Sunset Middle School would go to the new Nolensville High.

That includes students in the Cromwell neighborhood.

Dr. Looney says it was included even though it's closer to Ravenwood because it would take an extra bus to keep the students at Ravenwood.

"If I have to serve the same neighborhood two different busses going in opposite directions I have to have two busses two drivers and twice as much fuel," said Dr. Looney.

Still Jones is among those who don't like the change.

She worries it may cost her family home value and her daughters a better school.
"We were expecting what we know which was a very top rank school," said Jones.

The plan still needs approval from the Williamson County School Board.

That vote could happen April 21st.

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