Franklin Special School District

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Franklin Special School District


Description

The FSSD is a K-8 school system with approximately 3,850 students enrolled. Students are served by seven schools: four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and a K-8 school. The FSSD Board of Education has proudly committed itself to meeting and/or exceeding the state's teacher-pupil ratio requirements, with ratios at: 1 to 20 in kindergarten through third grade, 1 to 22 in fourth grade, and 1 to 25 in grades 5-8. All schools and the Central Office are accredited by the AdvancED, one of the largest and most esteemed school accreditation agencies in the country. The AdvancED Review Team wrote in its 2013 report that the FSSD "shows its commitment to children in academic accountability by providing the best trained educators that can be found. These teachers and administrators carefully examine the learning needs of each student, collaborate, and develop specific learning goals that are monitored and adjusted as needed." The Franklin Special School District gets its unique name from a Special Act of the state legislature that provides the Board of Education its own taxing authority, enabling the schools to be funded appropriately in order to maintain "Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All." For more information about the FSSD and what takes place here, please visit our website at www.fssd.org .

Mission Statement

"EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR ALL" The mission of the Franklin Special School District is to foster academic, social, emotional, physical, and creative development in each student; to instill a desire to continue learning; to nurture respect for all people; and to promote responsible citizenship. The Franklin Special School District will systematically seek to: Develop a community of learners that emphasizes academics along with kindness, encouragement, caring, and compassion. Provide a comprehensive array of instructional programs and experiences for students that focus on all essential areas of education and child development. Encourage collaboration and shared decision making involving teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and community members. Emphasize continuous improvement and a constant search for better ways of educating students and managing the school district in an effective and efficient manner.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Franklin Special School District, in its employment of personnel and in its educational activities with students, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disablity.

Franklin Special School District

507 Highway 96 West, Franklin, TN 37064
 

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