Every four years, each property in the state is reappraised for the purposes of how much the property owner must pay in property taxes. As the Davidson County Property Assessor’s Office finishes its reappraisals, it’s looking like Council District 26 (which Caldwell Abbay Hall is in) will see around a 44% increase from the last appraisal four years ago. Home values going up is a good thing, except for when it’s time to pay property taxes. The property tax rate will have to be adjusted and lowered, but we can expect to see an increase in our property tax bill simply because our homes are worth more.
Our school system is seeing is seeing an increased number of students. Both Norman Binkley Elementary and Overton High School are undergoing additions and renovations. These additions help to keep up with some of the growth in South Nashville and in the Overton cluster, but eventually a new elementary school will have to be built in the area.
· Coming soon, Public Works will be building a sidewalk on Wauford Drive from Harding Place to the existing sidewalk near the school.
· Mayor Megan Barry will be delivering her State of Metro address on April 26 at 10 am at Bridgestone Arena, which the unveiling of her budget proposal.
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Each April is budget season for Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the Nashville School Board is working hard to finalize the school system’s proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year. The current draft budget calls for a 7.1% increase to fund increases in salaries and benefits, hire additional teachers to support English Learners, expand advanced academics, and strengthen early grades literacy programs. Click here for more information on the MNPS budget process.
Later this spring, the nine-member school board will finalize development of a new strategic plan, which we’ll use to establish new tools to hold Dr. Shawn Joseph, the director of schools, accountable for progress. At Croft Middle School, we’re developing a new technology initiative that will strengthen the school’s partnership with the Nashville Zoo. I’ll report back with the details of this exciting new initiative as it unfolds.
– Will Pinkston, Nashville School Board
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Our 3rd and 4th graders will be performing Disney’s Aladdin in May. All are invited to attend! Show Times:
Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 pm
Friday, May 5th at 6:30 pm
Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 pm
You can purchase tickets in the front office of the school between 8:30 and 2:30. Some tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
During the school year, most of our students eat breakfast and lunch at school. During the summer however, many families may need help providing these meals for their children. We are currently accepting gift cards to Kroger and Walmart to help feed our students over the summer.
The school supplies are coming! Be on the lookout for great deals in stores this summer! We would love any donations of school supplies for the 2017-18 school year! Teacher wish lists will be available online and paper copies are located in the school lobby.
If you’d like to schedule a school tour led by one of our Student Ambassadors, please call the office (615) 333-5037. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for your continued support.
State Representative Jason Powell reports that the 110th General Assembly was officially sworn-in on Tuesday, January 10th. Legislation will be introduced over the next month then considered over the next several months.
Possible Gas Tax Increase
Rep. Powell is working with TDOT to hold a public forum to discuss Nolensville Pike with the community. A possible gas tax increase is being strongly considered so this has delayed TDOT’s staff schedule until now. The forum will be announced to the Association when scheduled in hopes of maximum participation.
Anyone wanting to share a bill idea or discuss legislation can contact Rep. Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his cell phone at (615) 473-7878.
The Second Traffic Rally is Monday May 16. Come join us at one of our three locations on Monday, May 16th from approximately 7:15-8am. We will have signs and the new CAHNA t-shirt for you to wear and keep.
These are approximate meeting locations and CAHNA steering committee members may have us move within that block to be in a safe and effective place:
1.) 306 Lynn drive
2.) 332 Gaywood drive (the corner of Gaywood and Binkley)
3.) Lynn drive (meet at the corner of Lynn and Hall Ct. Which is near Lynn and Wauford).
The first rally was covered by Fox 17 and WSMV!
Ellen Britton and others who live in the Caldwell Abbay Hall neighborhood held brightly colored signs to remind drivers of the speed limit.
We had great support from MNPD with 3 motorcycle patrols & Sgt. Hume in a patrol car. Several tickets were written but that was not the purpose of the rally. The purpose was to draw attention to the speed limit and ask drivers to slow down & be careful of pedestrians.
Nashville will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiestas Patrias
Benefitting the Hispanic Family Foundation
Nashville, Tennessee September 10, 2015. The Hispanic Family Foundation will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiestas Patrias –a fun-filled, family oriented music festival, with nationally signed touring artists, celebrating the music, culture, and food of the Hispanic community. Join us for this family event and celebrate Nashville’s growing Latino community.
The mission of Hispanic Family Foundation is to improve and strengthen the lives of Nashville’s Hispanic community. Through legal, economic, social, and cultural services, the Hispanic Family Foundation will educate, motivate and elevate the Latino community. The Hispanic Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 2013.
Join us on Sunday, September 13 from 2:00-10:00 p.m. to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Fiestas Patrias FACT SHEET:
Date: September 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm (music is scheduled to end at 10:00 p.m.)
Location: Plaza Mariachi ~ Music City 3955 Nolensville Road, Nashville TN 37211 (old Kroger)
Entertainment: Signed Recording Artists, Local Talent, Children’s Fun Zone, Food, Beverages, Prizes Give-a-ways, and Much, Much More!
Fireworks: 8:15 p.m. (10 minute show)
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Caldwell Abbay Hall was recently acknowledged by nextoor.com as the Strongest Neighborhood Watch Program on nextdoor.com in Nashville. Gary Oakes our nextdoor lead and Tricia Frantz attended the event and are happy to share this news with everyone
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