Healthy Growth Planning & Rezoning Williamson County Schools are growing. With 38k students this year, the strategic planning team is projecting 47k by 2020. Growth is about more than just getting an additional desk in a classroom, or building another school. Growth involves recruiting best in class talent, managing the budget, preparing for growth in diversity, and ensuring our administration has the resources to keep Williamson County Schools one of the best districts in the nation.
"The strategic planning team for Williamson County Schools does a wonderful job at projecting capacity rates into the future based on current and active development projects. Their job is not easy and they are succeeding spite the mountain of work in front of them.
Let's be honest and accept the fact that Spring Hill has done a poor job over the last decade at managing growth. It is vital that we bring in someone who can think on her feet and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Growth involves more than figuring out where to put another desk. As someone in the business world who deals with project management and strategy on a daily basis, I know how to see the big picture and anticipate what else is on the horizon. I make sound decisions based on data and research, which has lead me to be very successful in my career. These are qualities that I can bring to the table when we are discussing growth.
I also feel there is an opportunity to work more closely with local developers and what their plans 2-3 years are. We can not build schools ahead of time but we can begin to scout out land and discuss what we would need should the projects move forward.
I plan to achieve this by building a network with local developers, local BOMAs and businesses to work with them to optimize placement of new schools. We need a stronger partnership in this area to get ahead of the growth instead of always responding to it. Land use and sponsorship to build schools in larger developments that are designed to appeal to the younger family demographic. As a result this will ensure buyers have access to schools that are not overcrowded which will increase street appeal home values."
Paid for by COLEMAN FOR WCSB; Christy Coleman Treasurer