Hillsboro High School Redesign Funding Request
PLEASE JOIN US IN REQUESTING DESIGN FUNDING FOR THE HILLSBORO HIGH REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT BY SIGNING ONTO THE LETTER BELOW.
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR ZIP CODE AND RELATIONSHIP TO THE PROJECT IN THE COMMENT FIELD.
Dear Mayor Dean,
We are writing today to ask that you include the requested $3.75 million for design of Hillsboro High School capital improvements in your proposed FY2015-16 Capital Spending Plan. We understand that there are other schools with Year One capital needs requests in the MNPS Capital Improvement Budget, including four other MNPS high schools. That being said, we feel that the Hillsboro High School project has great potential to improve the Green Hills area beyond the benefit to the students and MNPS. Project options are wide-ranging and may include only renovation of the current school building or a much broader plan which would have a greater impact for the entire Green Hills community through reconstruction and campus redesign. The funding for design will allow us to explore all available options for moving forward with the project.
Hillsboro High School serves over 1,200 students, including over 500 from outside the Hillsboro zone. We serve every zone in the county and have over 450 more students on the waiting list for optional school selection. We are proud of the positive energy we have created as a school community, and are looking forward to creating the infrastructure that will allow the next generation of students to succeed.
This year Nashville will have both a new director of schools and a new mayor. These leaders will have many decisions regarding the future direction of our schools, as well as the Green Hills area. The timing of the Hillsboro High School redesign creates a unique opportunity to use the improvement to the school to make an impact for the greater community outside MNPS. Approving the $3.75 million design funds will allow us to begin to create a common vision with our community partners and have the information necessary for Nashville’s next leaders to make the best plans to continue to move the city forward.
Please see the attached petition from the community members joining with us to ask for your support. We appreciate your support of Hillsboro High School.
Terry Shrader, HHS Executive Principal
Carey Morgan, HHS PTO President
Merritt Rowe, HHS PTO President
Mary Pierce, School Board District 8
Emily Evans, Metro Council
Burkley Allen, Metro Council
Jason Holleman, Metro Council
Carter Todd, Metro Council
Mary Jon Hicks, Green Hills Community Leader
Charlotte Cooper, President, Green Hills Neighborhood Association
Craig Hammond, West End Principal
Mary Sanford, West End PTO President
Will Sanford, West End PTO President
Gary Hughes, J.T. Moore Principal
Alexis Lewis, Rose Park PTO President
Melinda Williams, Percy Priest Principal
Angela Williamson, Percy Priest PTO President
Jason Adkins, Percy Priest PTO President
Susan Blankenship, Sylvan Park Principal
Natasha Moore, Sylvan Park PTO President
Andy Davis, Julia Green Principal
Laura Williams, Julia Green PTO President
Timothy Drinkwine, Eakin Principal
Anna Thorsen, Eakin PTO President
Robb Bigelow, Glendale PTO President
Jessica Jarrett, Waverly-Belmont PTO President