La Vergne city officials met with representatives of Rutherford County Schools to explore options on how to reduce overcrowding and increase safety. “About half of our schools county-wide are facing overcrowding situations, which is why our Board has adopted an aggressive building program,” said Rutherford County Spokesperson James Evans. Continued enrollment growth in Rutherford County has become a topic of conversation amongst many La Vergne residents, and was brought up in a recent Mayor and Alderman Board meeting. “We are looking for collaborative opportunities that are in the best interest for the city and the county,” said Mayor Dennis Waldron. One such opportunity would be the purchasing of land to build a new school. “People who reside in La Vergne want to go to a La Vergne school.”
Director of Rutherford County Schools Don Odom said the board and county commissioners have been working to fund several projects in La Vergne schools. An addition to La Vergne Middle School is to be completed in August of 2022, although there has been some discussion of moving this date up.