Board signs off on turning Nashville schools into pre-K hubs

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Nashville Director of Schools Jesse Register’s plan to expand prekindergarten over the next four years earned a key first win on Tuesday, with the Metro school board voting unanimously to transform two elementary schools into new pre-K hubs.

Ross Elementary School in East Nashville and Bordeaux Elementary School in North Nashville will become new model centers next year serving only 4-year-old pre-K students. Students who attend those schools will be reassigned to other area elementary schools.

The new centers would absorb an additional 260 pre-K seats in Davidson County to help alleviate long wait lists here, but the plan still needs budget approval from the council and mayor in the spring for $2 million in operating costs and $1.1 million to reformat buildings.

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