Williamson board buckles down to fight Common Core

Oct 19, 2014 by

FRANKLIN – The Williamson County school board on Monday will vote on a resolution against Common Core State Standards.

After a special meeting on Thursday night, in which fellow board members voted in P.J. Mezera (3rd district) as chairman and Dr. Beth Burgos (4th district) as vice chairwoman, the group went straight into a work session that lasted until around 11:30 p.m.

The work session covered such topics as renaming the yet to be open Nolensville High School and reducing tuition for students who live outside the county but still want to attend a school in the county district.

No topics were as heated as the Common Core issue.

Bobby Hullett (7th district), called for a one-month delay before voting on the issue (see full text of resolution below) so board members could talk to their constituents. He also proposed polling teachers to gain a general consensus. Both measures were rejected, however.

“I think it was a lot of heavy lifting, but tonight was a positive outcome,” Hullett said late Thursday after the work session. “It’s now a resolution that seems to be a resolution that we can all get behind. It seemed a lot more positive than negative.”

Donna Sava, a parent who has twin boys in the county school system, interrupted the work session to take a stance on Common Core. She said she moved from Southern California to Williamson County because of the great schools.

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