First-year superintendent Shawn Joseph’s transition team has laid out 100 ideas to make Metro Schools better, and some of them would be major undertakings. Many of the suggestions are not yet fully fleshed out.
One of the biggies is looking into whether fifth grade could be moved off of middle school campuses and join elementary schools. This is a more substantive proposal than it might sound
Metro Schools has a huge problem with families attending their zoned elementary school and then either moving to private academies or out of the county. The thought from this 47-member transition team is that moving fifth grade could ease some of the attrition. Surrounding districts, like high-performing Williamson County, have fifth graders in their elementary schools.
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