Construction Delays Start Date At John Overton HS

Posted at 9:24 AM, Aug 04, 2017

Ongoing construction has delayed the start date for students at John Overton High School by two days.

The announcement was made Friday, just days before Metro Nashville Public School students head back to class on Monday.

Metro Schools Director Dr. Shawn Joseph said students at John Overton will start on Wednesday to give teachers more time to set up their classrooms and to make sure the building is safe. 

Those two days missed will be made up during exam week in December by making the half days full days instead.

Joseph apologized to parents for the inconvenience but said it’s “better to not have students in school” on Monday. 

John Overton High School is undergoing a $40 million renovation over a period of several months, with the most extensive work being done during the summer. 

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