Below is a message issued this morning from Williamson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney:
“For more than a decade, Centennial High School’s capacity has been reported to be 1600. However, after recently reviewing original design documents from 1994, it appears Centennial High was designed to house more than 1600 students. Our zoning planning has always been based on the presumption that Centennial High’s capacity is 1600. As a result of this new information, I feel uncomfortable making a district wide rezoning recommendation until we reexamine our proposal and review current student programming and building capacities.
We will also now reexamine reported building capacities of other schools to compare them to current education standards.
At the special called meeting set for 5 p.m. tonight, I will ask the School Board to take action on two items: I will ask the Board to vote to establish zone lines for Summit High which will open in August of 2011. I will recommend the Board adopt the proposed zone lines from the WCS Proposal which will make Spring Station Middle a true feeder to Summit.
I will also ask the Board to vote to close Pinewood School at the end of the current school year.
I do not intend to recommend any further action prior to the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on October 25. We will publicize through our Communications Department and the local media any additional information that needs to be shared.”