Parents and teachers excited over new Hillwood High School funding

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 23:32:58-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's an announcement that Bellevue leaders are calling a massive win. Years after announcing that Hillwood High School would be moving into a new building in a new location, on Friday Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced the money to make it happen.

It's funding that hadn't been there for years, even after the decision to move the school that's more than 60 years old.

Parents say the old Hillwood High building lacks a sense of identity and community because it was added onto piecemeal throughout the years.

They hope the new school will develop that sense of community.

"You're going to have a new building that will become a hub," said parent and Bellevue Middle School teacher Eli Foster. "That will give them the sense of community and an opportunity to see a building that is brand new, with new technology that is advanced for the students to give them opportunities."

Metro Council still has to approve the capital spending plan money for the school, in March. If there are no delays, the new Hillwood High could open in 2023.