By AMBER STEWART
The education committee of the county commission wants to fund a new elementary and middle school in the Southern part of the county in booming Thompson’s Station.
The Williamson County Commission Education Committee wants to fund a new elementary and middle school in the southern part of the county in booming Thompson’s Station.
The new schools would be built on property off of Clayton Arnold Road in Thompson’s Station. The prospective land is connected to a neighborhood that is already under development.
If approved, the school will open in 2017. It would help reduce numbers at schools already overcrowded or approaching capacity, such as Longview and Allendale Elementary Schools and Spring Station, Page and Heritage Middle Schools.
The plan would be similar to the Mill Creek Elementary and Middle Schools that are set to open next year. There would be, however, no plan to add a high school at this time.
According to “The growth is happening in the younger grades” in the southern part of the county.
The land, which includes access to the sewer system, is being sold at around $91,000 an acre for a total land cost of $4.4 million. An additional $3 million was asked for in design and development costs.
The resolution passed the committee unanimously. The full county commission will now see it. It previously passed the school board.