The Dickson County School
System is in the process of revising school attendance zones to create an
attendance area for the new Burns Middle School and to address anticipated
enrollment across the county. Boundary changes are projected to become effective
for the 2019-2020 school year. The Board of Education will also be opening a
new elementary school during the Fall of 2019. When revising school boundaries,
the System looks to minimize disruption to students and families, while
balancing the capacity of schools and managing student enrollment and school
Based on the necessary
attendance area for the new Burns Middle School, and with the creation of the
new elementary school, the System will need to examine boundaries county-wide.
Anticipated goals of the
zoning will be:
Revise attendances area for the new school
& elementary schools in the city of Dickson.
Eliminate areas of potential overcrowding.
Provide for an equitable distribution of
Accommodate potential enrollment changes.
Factors which will be
considered in the revision of school zones include:
School size (core capacity & student
Student transportation needs (minimize travel,
Contiguous attendance areas / logical divisions
in street and traffic patterns.
Long-term boundary plan which is to be
incorporated with building plans.
Board members will be
available for listening tours on the following:
Feb 11 @ Oakmont Elementary (5:30 pm)
Feb 21 @ Dickson Middle (6:00 pm)
Mar 05 @ The Discovery School (7:00 pm)
The public is welcome to come
to any of the three meetings. In addition, comments may be
e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Frequently asked questions
will be placed on the System’s website.
The listening tours are an
opportunity for the community to provide input; however, these are not question
and answer sessions. Community members who have questions will have an
opportunity to leave questions and have a response returned to them.