Bright & Early: Railroaded Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Two weeks ago, officials with Metro Schools predicted a $35 million budget shortfall for the 2010 fiscal year, but the number has since been raised to $38 million. On top of a sales tax revenue shortage, the district also shell out some extra cash for higher-than-predicted employee insurance rates and 300 new charter school students. Consequently, we can expect to see some serious cuts for Metro this year.

Photo by urbanwoodchuck.

  • There’s also an event in East Nashville – two actually.
    Besides the annual Lockland Springs Home Tour, they are also starting a new local shopping fair…

    The Holiday Monkey Road Show!

    “Merchants and artists from the Eastside will be set up at Five Points to help you buy local this holiday season! We’ll have live music and lots of fun! Come hang out on Saturday, December 6, from 12-8pm, and Sunday, December 7, from 1-5pm.

    Local stores will be open late on Saturday night, and Art & Invention and Wonders on Woodland will have open houses with lots of treats.”