By JOHN McBRYDE
After voting down the first Nolensville rezoning plan in February and recently holding a couple of community meetings on revised plans, the Williamson County Schools Board of Education will cast a vote again at a special-called board meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Voting in February was 6-6, falling one vote shy of approving the original plan. It called for the rezoning of over 200 children from the Silver Stream subdivision who attend Mill Creek Elementary to Nolensville Elementary next year.
“We’ll hit it hard and heavy starting tomorrow,” WCS Superintendent Mike Looney said after the Feb. 18 meeting. “I have no clue right now what our strategy is going to be, but obviously the board wants to look at some other options and we’ll try to propose some.”
They proposed nine, and presented these plans during community meetings held at the district’s Professional Development Center and at Nolensville High School. Looney has stated that he and his staff prefer the option that is most similar to the one that was voted down.
Looney said district staff worked about 175 labor hours in reviewing data and taking steps to create a new rezoning plan for Nolensville.
“We threw everything out and started all the way over,” he said at the first community meeting. “And we started all the way over and would get halfway through and get more information on something else happening and start over again. So the plan is always changing.”