After working diligently for three months to create a budget that included a 4% cost of living increase for all employees with no tax increase, the FSSD Board of Education passed the 2022-2023 budget on July 25.
This year’s TCAP data reveals a great deal about the perseverance of our students and teachers, despite the many challenges that the global pandemic presented over the past 24 months. In a year of uncertainty, the Franklin Special School District maintained its long history of outperforming the state in every grade level and subject area. In fact, the district as a whole outperformed the proficiency percentage of the state by double digits in every core content area.
After two years of free meals for all public school students, the USDA has announced that it will require families to complete applications for students to qualify for the free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch meals for the 2022-2023 school year.
At its June meeting, the Franklin Special School District Board of Education approved an expanded tuition policy, which will allow students from outside of Williamson County to apply on a tuition basis. In addition, the Board voted to allow employees to enroll out-of-district children and grandchildren in the FSSD at no cost, providing there is program space available.
We are excited to begin registration for Young Scholars Institute this summer. The Young Scholars Institute consists of two independent week-long camps and will occur June 6-10 and June 13-17 at Freedom Intermediate School, 840 Glass Lane.
Five Franklin Special School District schools have been awarded RTI2-B Model of Demonstration (MOD) schools, as announced January 20, 2022, by the Tennessee Tiered Supports Center (TSC) at Vanderbilt University.
The Board of Education voted on November 29 to rescind the mask requirement for students, staff, and visitors. Citing low positive cases in the school and the community, as well as the availability of the vaccine to ages 5 and older, the Board voted unanimously to lift the requirement. Anyone who chooses to wear a mask in the schools or offices is welcome to do so.
Prekindergarten through fourth-grade students at Franklin Elementary have joined communities across the nation in a collaborative art project that, so far, spans 16 states with the ultimate goal of being part of a painted garden of 10,000 flowers.
Liberty Elementary School is among 325 schools across the nation, and one of only six in Tennessee, to be named a U.S. Department of Education 2021 National Blue Ribbon School.