Up to 50 students may apply to move from Sunset Elementary School to Jordan Elementary School next school year to help combat overcrowding in the district.

The Williamson County School Board voted April 16 to approve an open zoning plan for several schools in the Nolensville area, where rapid growth has left Mill Creek Elementary School over capacity.

Open zoning plans allow students to choose to attend a different public school, as long as the board approves the plan and the school they wish to attend has enough room, according to Jason Golden, WCS general counsel and deputy superintendent.

As part of the plan, up to 50 students at Mill Creek Middle School can move to Sunset Middle School, and up to 50 students total between Mill Creek Elementary School and Nolensville Elementary School may apply to Sunset Elementary School.

To apply for open zoning, parents can visit the district website and click the School Zones section under the Schools tab at www.wcs.edu. The deadline to apply is May 15.