The Williamson County Schools Board of Education voted to name the new middle school on Henpeck Lane "Legacy Middle School" at its Jan. 21 meeting.
“I believe students, principals, PTO members and dedicated parents would want to create their own legacy for an independent new school,” said board member Dan Cash, who made the motion to name the school “Legacy."
The board chose the name over the other two options presented to them at the meeting, “Oakstead Middle School” and “Oak View Middle School,” in a 10-2 vote. Some board members said they preferred the name “Oak View” for its description of the school’s location in the Oak View neighborhood while others said the new middle school should have its own separate name from Oak View Elementary.
“I like the idea of this school being able to build its own new identity with the kids that come in, the teachers that come in and the new things that are going to happen there,” board member Candy Emerson said. “It’s convenient to use the Oak View [name]; it’s an incredible school ... but I think it’s important we give this new school the opportunity to establish what they want for themselves.”
Construction of the new Franklin-area middle school is slated to be completed in August 2020 in time for the 2020-21 school year and will move students from Heritage Middle School and Thompson’s Station Middle school in order to provide relief to the over-capacity Spring Station Middle School.
For more on rezoning in Williamson County, check out our cover story from the December issue of Community Impact Newspaper here.