Mt Juliet,Tennessee Votes To Build New High School

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The explosive growth of Mt. Juliet has led the school board to approve 107 million dollars to build a new high school. Right now, Mt Juliet High is way over capacity, and more families keep coming. Lebanon High and Wilson County High are also filled.  Some are questioning where they're going to build the new school for the county.

The plan is to build near the corner of Lebanon Road and North Greenhill in Mt. Juliet.  The business of that section of road,  and the VERY hilly terrain has many scratching their heads. Others said a new school near Highway 109 and the bypass might be a better fit for where the community is growing.

The commission also said yes to putting a referendum on the November ballot to raise the sales tax from 9.25 cents to 9.75 cents, to pay for the school. But the commission was quick to point out that the school would be built even if the tax is voted down.