For the past 32 years, The City of Brentwood has awarded more than $5.5 million dollars to Brentwood schools located within Williamson County Schools. Schools use the money for non-recurring costs such as for books, technology, and special projects like the Computers on Wheels program.
At its regular City Commission Meeting on Monday August 27, 2018, the City presented representatives from twelve Brentwood schools with checks for $239,100. This year’s total is up 6% or $14,100 more from last year. There is also one additional school in Brentwood this year with the addition of Jordan Elementary on Split Log Road.
In attendance at the Monday night regular City Commission meeting were Williamson County School Director Dr. Mike Looney and School Board Member Shelia Cleveland, as well as several school principals and representatives. Dr. Looney said the extra money is more helpful now than ever. “These funds have been used to supplement the academic, athletic and arts programs in our Brentwood area schools. On behalf of our students and staff, I want to thank the City of Brentwood for its continued support of our schools,” Dr. Looney said.
Brentwood and Ravenwood High Schools received $62,400 each, an increase of $2,400 from the previous years. Brentwood, Sunset and Woodland Middle each received $15,600, an increase of $600 from previous years. Crockett, Edmondson, Jordan, Kenrose, Lipscomb, and Scales Elementary schools were also awarded $10,400 and Sunset Elementary School received $5,100.
Also, at Monday night’s meeting, the City presented four recreation and senior center service providers with a total of $102,000. That amount is 17% more than Fiscal Year 2018 and is the first increase in ten years. The Brentwood Blaze, Brentwood Ball Club, Fifty-Forward Martin Center, and the YMCA all received city funding which assists them in providing services to city residents that the City would otherwise need to provide.