Donelson School News January 2016
The Metro School Board has restarted the search for a new Director of Schools. The Nashville Public Education Foundation has put together a survey for residents to provide feedback on the process. Click here to complete the survey.
In mid-December, EnviroScapes installed the landscaping at McGavock High School and it turned out great. It will look even better in the Spring when it blooms. Check out this video below that Channel 5 News did from their helicopter.
I’m hoping Metro Schools will have the funds in next fiscal year’s budget to continue the work of rehabbing the white horizontal stripes across the school. The “McGavock High School” lettering was recently taken down to be sandblasted and painted white and will be rehung above the North Entrance with new accent bars and new signage designating the two entrances. Finally, the concrete work will be redone this year to improve the walkways around the school that are crumbling.
Donelson School News January 2016, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15, McGavock High School Entrance and Landscaping Project, Nashville Public Education Foundation Residents Survey
Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.