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New Putnam K-8 School To Be Named Park View

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
New Putnam K-8 School To Be Named Park View

The new Putnam County K-8 school formerly known as the Southwest School received its official new name: Park View Elementary.

The Putnam County School Board approved the decision unanimously at its Thursday night meeting. Naming Committee Member Adam Pharris said that the committee received over 2,900 submissions from the community survey and 308 submissions from the current Park View Elementary students.

“Our second meeting was to evaluate the data that was collected from both surveys,” Pharris said. “The results were overwhelmingly in support of keeping the name Park View, the blue and white school colors, and changing back to the previous mascot of Rockets.

School Board Member Jerry Maynard said that he became a Park View student when it first opened in 1952. He said that he believes Park View in its new location will exceed what it’s done for students and the community over the past few generations.

The school will be constructed on Lee Seminary Road. The School Board also approved Topographic Survey Proposal as requested by the city. Kim Chamberlain of Upland Design Group:

“We’re going to have to do some road widening on Lee Seminary,” Chamberlain said. “We knew this was something that would most likely have to happen. We’ll be looking at a couple of turn lanes so that we can assist traffic in there. We need some additional survey data in order to get the information we need on that road and for Scott (Nicholson, of Civil Engineering and Survey, LLC.) to do his design work on that road.”

Chamberlain said that survey would be done by Whittenburg Land Surveying. It will cost $2,400 to be paid from County Bond.


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