36 projects on Metro schools' wish list - WSMV Channel 4

36 projects on Metro schools' wish list

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro Nashville public schools have a list of issues to resolve as the New Year gets under way.

The district has 36 projects that it will ask the school board to approve with a total price tag of $159 million.

In order to alleviate overcrowding, officials would like to reopen Waverly Belmont Junior High School in the 12th South area. The school closed in the 1970s. The district thinks it should be re-opened to support about 600 students in that area.

Metro schools would also like to tear down and replace two schools - Goodlettsville Middle and Tusculum Elementary.

Each project would cost about $20 million.

The district said it needs to make room for an additional 3,000 students as part of its improvement plan.

Metro school leaders would also like to build a new Antioch Cluster Elementary School and make renovations at Hume-Fogg Magnet High School.

Metro is also asking for money for district-wide upgrades, which includes items like heating and cooling, technology and even handicap accessibility upgrades.

If the school board approves the district's wish list, it would then go on to the City Council which is in charge of approving tax dollars given to the school district.

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