Vote Made To Designate MNPS As Safe Space

Posted at 8:25 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 21:50:01-05

Metro Nashville School Board members voted to pass a measure that would designate Metro Nashville Public Schools as a "safe space."

The goal would be to help students and their families threatened by immigration enforcement.

District officials came up with the resolution after hearing concerns from immigrant families worried about mass deportation after Donald Trump won the Presidency.

Another hot topic failed to even get to a vote at Tuesday's meeting.

Board member Will Pinkston opted to defer his measure surrounding Charter Schools.

He wanted to see a resolution pass that would stop Charter Schools from being built in Davidson County.

Pinkson said the district hasn't been focusing enough attention on the negative fiscal impact he says Charter's are having on traditional public schools.