Businesses Needed to Exhibit or Sponsor Nov. 9 Career Fair

The 16th Annual World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park.  We are currently in need of business partners to sponsor and/or exhibit in this comprehensive career day, designed to inform 8th-  grade students about their career possibilities. The Franklin Special School District and Williamson County Schools recognize there are specific workforce needs for Williamson County and Middle Tennessee. We are taking an active role to introduce students to career opportunities and other emerging careers by offering more career education within the curriculum. The World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day is an excellent strategy for getting students authentically engaged in learning about careers. For more information or to find out how to participate, please visit the 2017 World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day...

FSSD Schools Join Statewide Drive for Hurricane Victims

Franklin Special School District schools are proud to join a statewide school supply drive to benefit school districts in Texas who have been impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. This supply drive, called Tennessee Volunteers For Texas, will begin Saturday, September 2, throughout Williamson County. While the Williamson County Ag Center will serve as the main collection point, all eight FSSD schools will also have collection bins in their buildings. The districts will be collecting only new items in their original form. Those items include: backpacks college or standard ruled paper #2 pencils scissors glue crayons Monetary donations are also highly encouraged and may be made through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which has set up a special website for the Tennessee Volunteers for Texas initiative at www.cfmt.org/williamson-gives. The priority for those donations will be to help the schools and the students who have been impacted by Harvey. “We are proud to be a part of this flood relief effort for the school communities affected in Texas and know our Franklin families will rise to this challenge,” said FSSD Superintendent Dr. David Snowden. “We saw the strength and heart of the Franklin community when we organized a similar effort following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and I have no doubt the same compassion will fuel this drive as well.” In addition to the FSSD’s partnership, other sponsoring agencies include Williamson County government and schools, as well as the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS). TOSS Executive Director Dale Lynch said that school districts across Tennessee reached out to him for ways to help and is glad that...

New Visitor Safety Protocol in Effect 2017-2018

In a continuing effort to prioritize the safety and security of our school campuses and the students and employees therein, the Franklin Special School District Board of Education amended its Board Policy 1.501 (Visitors to School/District Properties – Security Management) on May 8, 2017. Please remember as we begin the 2017-2018 school year, “all visitors shall be required to present a valid, government-issued photo ID when they enter any school building or office during normal hours of operation and all visitors may be subject to a background check.” If you do not have a current government-issued photo ID, please speak to the school principal or assistant principal and they will be glad to assist you. Those who are simply visiting the office for the purpose of speaking to staff, filling out paperwork, or dropping items off do not need to present identification. However, anyone who wishes to visit an area beyond the office must abide by this revised policy. Public schools are not public places and school officials have a duty to protect the students while they are on campus. While visitors and guests are always welcome, supervision of those visitors is a very serious obligation and we are proud that our school board has deemed this a priority by placing it in policy. As we begin our school year on August 10, we respectfully request that all visitors adhere to this new policy and thank you for your understanding and...