Group wants magnet elementary school in downtown Nashville

Oct. 31, 2011
District officials say enrollment doesn't justify a new school

From The Nashville Tennessean: A non-profit groups wants to see a magnet elementary school built in downtown Nashville to persuade more affluent families to leave the suburbs and raise their kids in high-rise lofts. The Nashville Civic Design Center argues that the nation’s most successful cities have 2 percent of the population living downtown, and families add a component of friendliness and safety, plus breed new amenities such as playgrounds, day cares and grocery stores. But Metro Nashville Public School planners say they wouldn't allocate funding for a new school until the need is there. Three nearby elementary schools are not at capacity and could handle any enrollment growth.

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