Across the Board - November 28, 2022

  • Published November 29, 2022

    The Williamson County School Board approved the 2023-24 Rezoning Plan at its Monday, November 28, meeting.

    The Board also approved an updated Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan.

    During his report to the Board, Superintendent Jason Golden spoke about the Board Work Session that took place Thursday, November 17, and encouraged the community to look back at that meeting. He also talked about the the process for creating the school calendar, which is on the agenda for the School Board's January meeting.

    In Student Spotlights, Page High's Bryson Boone was recognized for winning the Future Farmers of America (FFA) National Convention's Agriscience Fair - Social Science Division Five. His teacher is Madison Caudill.

    Several students also won at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) National Student Production Awards. Franklin High's Graham Wynn won the Best Director and Best Non-Fiction Short Form categories. His teacher is Keri Thompson. Ravenwood High's Olivia Freeman and Ella Ridlen won the Best Commercial category. Their teachers are Megan Sanchez and Chelsea Kite.

    More than 30 high school students joined the Tennessee Music Education Association (TMEA) All-State Choirs. The students from Brentwood who joined are Sam Holt and Adele Smith, and they are taught by Natalie Pratt. From Centennial, Helena Aertssens, Nassim Akbari, Hannah Busler, Savannah Meinert, Angela Ong, Woods Raine, Ellay Seely, Riley Tuttle and Kyle Varenkamp joined the All-State Choirs. Their teacher is Johnathan Vest. Independence High's Sawyer Curtis, Michael Gordy, Breanna Neely,  Nicholas Perrone and Caden Smith also joined. Their teacher is Julie Schwarz. From Nolensville High, Alexis Calleros Dougherty, William Coey and Cassie Scherer were recognized. Cassidy Van Amburg is their director. Ravenwood High's Faith Dengate, Sullivan Dickerson, Evan Dovgalyuk, Xander Foote, Caroline Meyer, Ella Miller, Jack O'Dell, Luis Paredes, Natalie Porter, Benjamin Seegmiller, Grady Vasilevskis and Mary Weeks were also honored. They are directed by Rose Hellmers.

    Some of the district's high school student-athletes were also recognized at the meeting. Brentwood High's Rachel Haws, Lydia Cromwell, Lauren Banovac, Lola Baker, Lia Banovac and Hailey Parker are the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division I Class AAA Cross-Country Girls Team Champions. Their coach is Rob Pautienus. Claire Stegall from Nolensville High won the TSSAA Division I Class AA Cross-Country Girls Individual category, and her coach is Christopher Demetra.

    The Page High girls soccer team won the TSSAA Division I Class AA State Soccer championship for the second consecutive year. The athletes on that team include Gabby Rainey, Addison Montoya, Anna Baker, Lily Orr, Isabella Pilkington, Azucena Gomez, Gracie Segundo, Ansley Hitt, Maggie Brzica, Riley Kate Collins, Kate Nelson, Emerson Ladd, Reagan Vaughn, Mia Goodwin, Callie Henson, Alexi Turnbow, Maddie Faro, Mia Johnson, Reagan Hamilton, Breelyn Cotton, Addison Baggett, Lauren Utley, Blakely Willie, Ashlyn Rightmyer, Rylie King, Kaetlyn Davis, Ella Wood, Reese Vanhooser, Taylor Burke, Abby Thornton, Addison Dugger, Julia Osburn, Emma Baker, Emerson Flood, Kyla Davis and Valentina Ventura. Their coaches are Nathan Clapp, Dave Wasiolek, David Kendall and Booker Leach.

    In School Spotlights, Grassland Elementary was celebrated for its 2022 National Blue Ribbon School Award. Principal Dr. Ann Gordon was in attendance.

    In Staff Spotlights, Ravenwood High Principal Dr. Pam Vaden was honored for her national award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). She was named the Tennessee Principal of the Year by the organization. 

    In New Business, the School Board:

    • Approved the October 24, 2022 School Board Meeting Minutes
    • Approved the following 2022-2023 School Board Budget Items:
      • General Purpose School Fund Amendment Resilient School Communities Grant - $39,135
      • General Purpose School Fund and Cafeteria Fund Amendment United Way Grant - $309,940
      • Education Capital Projects Fund Intracategory Renaissance High - $473,000
    • Approved the Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (Annual Agenda Item)
    • Approved Strategic Plan Facilitator
    • Reviewed the Code of Conduct (Annual Agenda Item)
    • Reviewed Board Norms (Annual Agenda Item)
    • Approved the 2023-2024 Rezoning Plan

    In Other Business, the School Board:

    • Approved the Agenda
    • Approved the Consent Agenda, which includes:
      • LEA Compliance Report (Annual Agenda Item)
      • 2022-23 Hearing Officers List
      • Recommendation for Field Trip Fee Requests

    The Board meeting in its entirety may be viewed on the WC-TV YouTube channel.

    There is no Williamson County School Board meeting scheduled for December. The next regular meeting will take place Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.