Legacy is the name of the district’s newest middle school located on Henpeck Lane in Franklin. The Williamson County Board of Education approved the name at its meeting January 21, 2020. The school is scheduled to open in August of 2020.
Williamson County high school students continue to earn a perfect ACT composite score, and 13 were honored during the meeting including Brentwood students Connor Brons, Ginger Buck, Kathryn Gripenstraw, Thomas Stewart and Phoebe Young; Centennial student Neal Ickes; Franklin students Mingxin Dina Cui and Nicholas Grummon; Nolensville student Sydney Hummel; Ravenwood students Mrinmoyee Kalasikam, Andrew Kiepek and Adam Kreider; and Summit student Nevaeh Brinson.
Nolensville student athlete Tim Coutras was recognized for winning the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Division 1 Class 4A. His coach is Paul Derrick.
Several students from across received recognition from the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association for All State Band including Brentwood High’s Rina Xu and Simon Biddle. Their teachers are Drew O’Keefe and Katie Nicholson. Centennial’s Evan Mandle and teacher Scott Miller and Nolensville High’s Malek Chmayssani, Casey Martens, Cate Campbell, Hannah Goldstone and Sam Pierson and teachers Benjamin Easley and Michael Holland were also honored. Page High student Connor Flatt and his teacher Michael Rosson; Ravenwood students Joshua Zhou, Matthew Liu and Bill Li and teacher Chris Janowiak; and Summit students Dorothy Burt and Brennan Angus and teacher Erick Harris were also recognized.
All State Orchestra students include Brentwood High’s Amy Xu, Joanne Kang and Bright Johnston and teachers Drew O’Keefe and Tiffany Turner; Franklin’s Dylan Cook and Marcus Cheung and teacher Cassandra Brosvik; Nolensville High’s Kerrigan Mandrell and Anna Touchstone and teacher Craig Madole; and Ravenwood students Kaitlyn Wojtak, Sophie Lee, Riya Mitra, Saurav Chakraborty, Madeleine Adams, Gael Hernandez Palmer, Selina Wang and Kristen Lee and teacher Cassandra Brosvik.
In staff spotlights. Lipscomb Elementary’s Linda Kirby received the Tennessee Association for the Gifted Teacher of the Year and Renaissance High’s Meaghan Dennis received the Tennessee Association for the Gifted Horizon Award.
In the Superintendent’s Report, Jason Golden thanked the Edmondson Elementary Choir under the direction of Elaina Gallas for performing prior to the meeting. He reminded all to refer to InFocus, the district’s online newsletter, for the protocol on closing schools due to weather. He also shared that Creekside would officially open on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting on Sunday at 2 p.m.
In the Board Chairman’s Report, Gary Anderson reminded the group to complete the conflict of interest report for the State. He also reminded the group to sign up for the mandatory Tennessee School Boards Association training.
In New Business, the Board:
- Approved a 2019-20 General Purpose School Fund Budget Amendment for State Grants and two General Purpose School Fund Budget Resolutions, one for Special Education Teachers and one for Copy Paper.
- Approved Open Zone Schools for 2020-21.
- Approved three policies on first reading including Service Animals, Special Transportation for Students with Disabilities and Evaluation.
In Other Business, the Board:
- Approved two policies on second reading including Agendas and Emergency Allergy Response Plan.
- Approved the Annual Review of Board Policies.
- Approved recommended field trip fee requests.
- Approved a Fairview Elementary School deed to TDOT.
- Approved a Mallory Valley Utility District Request for temporary construction and permanent waterline easements on the Centennial High School property.
- Approved a hazard mitigation grant resolution.
- Approved a revised Five Year Capital Plan.
The next regular meeting of the Williamson County Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, February 17, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Administrative Complex.
Board packet information can be found on the school district’s website.