As students at the Franklin location of Big Blue Marble Academy recently filled shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to donate to underprivileged youth worldwide, they were also learning the importance of contributing to society.
Going against the recommendation from Superintendent Jason Golden and attorneys for Williamson County Schools, members of the county’s Board of Education voted 7-5 Monday night to remove a mask mandate that has been off and on for the past several days.
Galileo Preparatory Academy, a private school for students in grades 6-12, will host a come-and-go style open house Saturday.
Two days after school districts across the state were ordered to end mask requirements for students, staff and visitors through a bill signed into law by Gov. Bill Lee, the two school systems in Williamson County have been ordered by a federal judge to resume the mandate.
Whether by the governor or by the superintendent, it appears the mask mandate for staff and students in the Williamson County Schools district will be lifted by Monday night.
It's not clear if the student is from another school in the Williamson County Schools district or elsewhere.
School districts across the country are struggling with nationwide food shortages, and Williamson County Schools is no different.
One of the district’s biggest challenges is finding teachers to help with those numbers. Elementary schools are currently short 18 teachers, while middle schools are short eight and high schools down 14.
Twenty high school students from Williamson County are among 321 who have received scholarships through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee scholarship program, according to a news release from the nonprofit.
Officials with Williamson County Schools have determined there was nothing inappropriate in students’ behavior during a homecoming parade for Independence High School last month.
The nomination faced a gauntlet of naysayers and familiar outbursts from angry parents, but the Williamson County Commission voted overwhelmingly Monday night to fill the vacant District 4 Board of Education seat with Josh Brown, a lifelong Franklin resident and fourth-generation Williamson …
Williamson County commissioners from District 4 have named their nominee to fill the Board of Education seat left vacant after Brad Fiscus had stepped down last month and later moved out of state with his family.
The mask mandate for students, staff and volunteers for Williamson County Schools and the Franklin Special School District has been extended by a ruling from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Nine residents have applied to fill the District 4 seat of the Williamson County Board of Education that was left vacant after Brad Fiscus stepped down to move to another state with his family.
The Franklin Band, seven-time state marching band champion and 2014 recipient of the prestigious Sudler Shield Award, will host its Sonic Boom! marching band competition in partnership with The Home Depot on Saturday at Howard Gamble Stadium at Franklin High School.
For a change, the topic during the public input portion of a Williamson County Board of Education meeting didn’t center on mask mandates or anything else to do with COVID-19 mitigation strategies.
In what may have been the most orderly meeting of the Williamson County Board of Education in months, members voted 8-4 Monday night to extend the mask mandate that was implemented in August for all grade levels of Williamson County Schools.
A pride float featured in Independence High School's homecoming parade over the weekend has stirred outrage among members of the Williamson County chapter of Moms for Liberty.
Williamson County Schools Superintendent Jason Golden said Thursday he anticipates he’ll ask that the mask mandate implemented in August be renewed.
Williamson County Schools announced Wednesday that it has hit an all-time high in the number of National Merit semifinalists, tallying nearly 20 more students than its previous high of 53.
Williamson County Schools reported Wednesday that some students from the district have vandalized and destroyed school property as part of a nationwide social media trend.
Marching bands from nine of the 10 high schools in the Williamson County Schools district will be participating in the 24th annual Williamson County Marching Band Exhibition Saturday, Sept. 18, at Independence High.
Nearly one-third of families with children enrolled in Williamson County Schools have sought to opt out of the mask mandate the district implemented in August and is set to expire Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m.
On a resolution put forth near the tail end of a special-called meeting of the Williamson County Board of Education Thursday night, members voted 8-4 to extend the current mask mandate of elementary schools in the Williamson County Schools district to also include middle and high schools.
In an effort to gain better control of the COVID-19 surge currently taking place, leaders of Williamson County Schools and the Franklin Special School District have asked state legislators from the county to urge Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education to allow for school dis…
The Williamson County Board of Education will have a special-called meeting Thursday, its second such meeting this month to address concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
For decades, the 4-H program through the University of Tennessee’s Extension Office system has introduced thousands of school-aged children to educational opportunities in traditional subjects such as agriculture and home economics.
Fairview Middle School will be closed Friday as 187 of the 560 students and 23 of the 77 faculty and other staff from the school are out due to illness.
More than 320 students and staff from schools in the Williamson County Schools district have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the first of weekly reports WCS has begun releasing.
Franklin’s High Hopes Development Center and Nashville’s Lipscomb Academy recently forged a historic partnership on Lipscomb’s lower school campus to better serve children in need of therapeutic services.
At Monday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Williamson County Board of Education, there was no applause, no shouting from the gallery and no pounding of the gavel.
Brad Fiscus, a member of the Williamson County Board of Education representing District 4, will be stepping down from his seat in September as he and his family move to Virginia.
A parent advocacy group has made recommendations on how parents of students in the Williamson County Schools district can avoid adhering to the mask mandate that was passed Tuesday night at the special-called meeting of the county’s Board of Education.
Amid frequent eruptions from an angry and unruly crowd, members of the Williamson County Board of Education voted 7-3 Tuesday night to mandate the wearing of masks in all elementary schools in the Williamson County Schools district.
With amendments layered on amendments, eruptions after eruptions and discussions stretched through the night, members of the Williamson County Board of Education voted 7-3 Tuesday night to approve staff recommendations that would mandate the wearing of masks in all elementary schools in the …
With a favorable day weather-wise clouded primarily by an ongoing pandemic, the 2021-22 school year got underway Friday morning for both Williamson County Schools and the Franklin Special School District.
With Williamson County students returning to school on Friday, law enforcement officials throughout the county are reminding drivers to exercise patience and caution during their morning and afternoon commutes.
It’s been nearly 10 years since Brentwood native Savannah Cleveland was a student in the Williamson County Schools system, but she is still feeling the positive vibes she received from the teachers and the classrooms she encountered.
Williamson County Schools Superintendent Jason Golden took to YouTube Tuesday to essentially reinforce the district’s decision to recommend — but not require — that students and teachers wear masks when the 2021-22 school year begins Friday.
As of last week, the district has said face coverings will be encouraged but not required for students, staff and visitors.
Williamson County Schools has released its health and wellness guidelines for the upcoming school year that begins with students returning for a half day Friday, Aug. 6.
Williamson County Schools will hold its annual Classified Job Fair Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centennial High School in Franklin.
When Jena Potter went with a group to the Williamson County Schools’ Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center to shoot a video for Williamson Inc. last spring, she didn’t necessarily think she’d end up as a mentor for the program now entering its third school year.
Hours after a new law allowing litigants to request a three-judge panel in constitutional challenges went into effect, state lawyers requested one such panel in the long-running dispute between the state and its largest school systems over education funding.
Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn made stops Tuesday at schools in both Williamson County Schools and the Franklin Special School District as part of the department’s Accelerating TN 2021 Bus Tour.
Facing a barrage of emotional and even angry parents at Monday night’s Williamson County Board of Education meeting, members voted to extend by one year the contract for Williamson County Schools Superintendent Jason Golden.
Members of the Williamson County Board of Education are voting Monday night whether to extend the contract of Williamson County Schools Superintendent Jason Golden, a process that’s typically a formality but comes with a bit of friction this year.