With classes set to begin Friday to open the 2020-21 school year for Williamson County Schools, a group of nearly 75 parents and students held a rally Tuesday to show opposition to a reopening plan that was announced a couple of weeks ago by WCS Superintendent Jason Golden.
Brian Snyder served as an alderman for the town of Nolensville for a decade, and that, he believes, is a large part of why he’s the best choice for filling the District 5 seat on the Williamson County Board of Education.
For more than a decade now, students at Ravenwood High School have raised money during a school year to grant a special wish to a child with a critical illness, a wish that typically involves a trip to Walt Disney World Resort.
As Gov. Bill Lee and his administration urge school districts throughout the state to reopen this fall, the state's health department says it has no plans to track the number of COVID-19 cases reported within individual schools, reports The Tennessean.
It is perhaps an overused phrase in education and one that seems rather obvious, but Margie Johnson is passionate about putting students first when it comes to policies and procedures in Williamson County Schools.
Gov. Bill Lee and his health and education commissioners on Tuesday released a school reopening plan, after some schools have reopened and days and weeks before hundreds of others are set to.
As they now set their sights on college — and whatever shape that rite of passage might take in these virus-laden times — 10 recent high school graduates from schools in Williamson County had a chance Saturday to participate in a drive-by celebration parade in front of the McLemore House museum.
“No one knows yet what the impact of closing schools through the months of spring will have on children — the only way to know that impact and to know how to address that impact is to make assessments,” Gov. Bill Lee said.
Williamson County Schools Superintendent Jason Golden announced Thursday afternoon that schools will open Aug. 7 with kids through second grade going to school on campus and students in third and above starting the semester online.
Whether it’s by the calendar or the clock, Jennifer Moss wants to see a time change when it comes to Williamson County Schools.
Gov. Bill Lee has denied all requests for Williamson County Schools to be granted flexibility on the school calendar, instructional day and TCAP testing, responding to a letter that was sent to him by WCS Superintendent Jason Golden last Friday.
Williamson County Schools Superintendent Jason Golden will announce a decision about the district’s reopening plans by the end of this week, according to an email sent Tuesday evening through the WCS newsletter, InFocus.
Of the six WCS board members up for re-election on Aug. 6, Eliot Mitchell is the only one with an opponent.
While Summit High School, along with every other school in Williamson County typically sees its graduation ceremonies commence in May, the world-changing coronavirus pandemic saw Summit push its graduation ceremony all the way to July 18.
“Insane and irresponsible.” That’s what a coalition of more than 2,000 Tennessee medical professionals is calling some school districts’ plans to resume in-person classes just weeks from now. Since they first lobbied for a mandated shelter-in-place, ProtectMyCare has been urging Gov. Bill Le…
Efforts by a recently formed organization to recall members of the Williamson County Board of Education won’t be able to proceed through the Williamson County Election Commission.
After more than 6½ hours of discussion through a special-called work session, the Williamson County Board of Education voted 11-1 early Tuesday morning to endorse the reopening framework for the 2020-21 school year scheduled to start Friday, Aug. 7.
Williamson County Schools has released its framework for the start of the 2020-21 school year scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7, as schools make plans to reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Williamson County Sheriff Dusty Rhoades recently presented $500 Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association scholarships to three college students in a program that assists the sons and daughters of full time employees at sheriffs’ offices across Tennessee.
Ten high school seniors from schools across Williamson County have each received a $1,000 scholarship through money raised in the annual T. E. Murdic Educational Scholarship program.
Williamson County Schools released results from a survey in which more than 22,700 parents and guardians participated, giving district officials an understanding of individual families’ thoughts on each child’s return to school either on campus or remotely.
A collaboration between Williamson County Schools and Williamson Inc. — not to mention significant foresight from three high school seniors — will eventually lead to much-needed support in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
"Saying that black lives matter in our school district is not a political act. It is not controversial, it is not an attack. It's just hopefully speaking the truth and then acting on it."
When it comes to the question of whether schools will be able to return to a sense of normalcy when they reopen in August across Tennessee, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
The Tennessee Department of Education has announced a second phase of its statewide partnership with PBS stations to ensure educational content during the summer.
Just before the Spring Break holiday in mid-March, Williamson County Schools closed its doors due to concerns over coronavirus - which, at the time, had only seen one confirmed case in Tennessee. It wouldn’t be until April 15 that WCS announced it would be closing through the end of the scho…
More than 8,000 teachers have registered for free training on digital learning and teaching that is being provided by the Tennessee Department of Education and Trevecca Nazarene University.
In celebration of Summit High School’s class of 2020, a parade honoring the students and celebrating their graduation will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Dozens of theater students from high schools in the Williamson County Schools district have been nominated for the annual Tennessee Performing Arts Center Spotlight Awards.