A zoning proposal involving the new elementary school and Mill Creek Elementary was presented to the School Board at its January 17 work session.

“The proposed rezoning plan affects current families in two areas of the county,” said WCS Planning and Zoning Manager Allison Nunley. “The first area zones students in two phases to the new elementary school to be built on Gosey Hill Road. The second area relieves the overcrowding at Mill Creek Elementary and moves students to Nolensville Elementary.”

The proposal outlines the changes that will be made to accommodate the new elementary school that will open in Gosey Hill at the start of the 2019-20 school year. Only students in the Oak View Elementary area will attend the new school during the first year. Because construction will not be completed on the new school until mid-year, students who are zoned to the new school will continue to have class in the Oak View Elementary building.

Currently, Mill Creek Elementary houses 860 students, and the 2019 projection for the schools is more than 900 students. The building has a capacity of 800. In order to lessen overcrowding, certain areas will be re-zoned to Nolensville Elementary.

Parents and community members are invited to attend one of the two Community Zoning meetings to review the proposals with staff members. The meetings are January 29 at Oak View Elementary beginning at 6:30 p.m. and January 31 at Nolensville Elementary beginning at 6 p.m.

The re-zoning proposal is available on the School Zones page of the WCS website.

The Board is scheduled to approve a plan at its February 18 meeting.