Raymond “Alex” Gardocki
In an email to Williamson County Schools families Friday afternoon, Communications Director Carol Birdsong spelled out a long list of concerns, trends and changes having to do with the return of school after Thanksgiving break.
With two adult sons who went through the Williamson County Schools system and a granddaughter currently enrolled in the pre-International Baccalaureate program at Franklin High School, Inetta Gaines’ family has seen the ups and downs of the district over the past 25 years.
While Williamson County Schools has been having ongoing discussions about COVID-19 with the Williamson County Health Department throughout the semester, the talk may take a more urgent turn when officials from each group meet Tuesday.
At a time when numbers of substitute teachers for Williamson County Schools are significantly lower than they typically were prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the district has proposed an increase in pay to attract more substitutes and to get more work from those already in the pool.
With the number of positive coronavirus cases continuing to trend upward, Williamson County Schools is leaving no stone unturned in order for educators, students and parents to cope.
When two of Amy Gower’s daughters had to be at home recently with positive cases of the coronavirus, neither missed a beat or fell behind in their lessons at Brentwood Academy.
Zac Carter, 10, of Brentwood, was awarded a $529 scholarship that will be deposited into a TNStars College Savings 529 account in celebration of College Savings Month in Tennessee.
Four more schools in the Williamson County Schools district will be transitioning to remote learning for a few days because of increasing numbers of staff and students who are in isolation or quarantine from positive cases of or exposure to the coronavirus.
Two more high schools in Williamson County Schools will be transitioning to remote learning due to increasing numbers of students and staff in quarantine after being exposed to positive cases of the coronavirus.
Williamson County Sheriff Dusty Rhoades issued a statement on Monday's arrest of five students at Centennial High School defending WCSO's use of force while details of the entire incident remain unclear.
One day after Williamson County Schools announced that Brentwood High School would be transitioning to remote learning Wednesday through Friday due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases, the district notified families at Centennial High that it would also be going remote for the same length of time.
Brentwood High School families were notified Monday afternoon that the school will be transitioning to remote learning Wednesday through the rest of the week due to increasing numbers of students and staff testing positive for COVID-19.
The Tennessee Highway Safety Office has partnered with AAA – The Auto Club Group for the second year to offer the $3,000 Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award.
The College, Career and Technical Education department from Williamson County Schools is looking for businesses to participate in this year’s Career Quest.
When the two leaders of public schools in Williamson County led off the Update Williamson program Tuesday morning, they understandably pointed out some of the achievements and progress made in their respective districts.
Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Friday announced they hope to suspend negative consequences for schools and educators related to standardized testing.
Members of the Williamson County Board of Education will be voting Monday night on a proposal to add nine “flex days” of mostly asynchronous learning for the rest of the school year.
Gov. Bill Lee’s private-school voucher plan was found unconstitutional again Tuesday, as a panel of the Tennessee Court of Appeals agreed with an earlier ruling by a Nashville court.