The Franklin Special School District and the City of Franklin Parks Department will host a ribbon-cutting of the new ballfield complex on Friday, Nov. 4, from 3:00-4:00 PM. The complex, located behind Freedom Middle School, is the result of an interlocal agreement between the FSSD and the City of Franklin for school and community use, with the district receiving priority use.
With the release of accountability data for the 2021-22 school year, the Franklin Special School District is proud to announce that the following schools received Reward School status from the Tennessee Department of Education:
• Franklin Elementary
• Moore Elementary
• Poplar Grove Elementary
The Franklin Special School District is proud to be among the top 10 highest performing school districts in Tennessee based on the 2021-2022 TCAP achievement scores. In looking at the TVAAS growth scores, the FSSD achieved Level 5s in science and social studies, a Level 3 in literacy, and room to grow with a Level 1 in math.
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.