By SAM HATCHER
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s office gave a green light Tuesday for the opening of the new Mt. Juliet High School.
The state inspection was completed yesterday afternoon shortly before 2:30 and with the final approving nod an “okay” has been given to open the school for occupation.
“This is quite an accomplishment as far as we are concerned,” said Nelson Steed of Steed Brothers Contractors, the Lebanon construction company responsible for building the new facility.
By CONNIE ESH
Lebanon Special School District is particularly excited to have Walter J. Baird Middle School on the Celebration List for Tennessee schools that are recognized for making accelerated progress to move students from nonproficient to proficient and advanced.
WJB had been on the Tennessee High Priority Schools list because of some of its student test scores in math.
WJB’s scores in general had been among the top 20 percent of middle schools in the state, Principal Scott Benson said, but the state also checks certain sub-groups of student scores.
These groups are be defined by academic ability, family income or ethnic heritage, or simply boys or girls.