The Franklin Special School District is proud to be a partner in Mobility Week, which kicks off on Monday, September 12, with School Day! Mobility Week, presented by Nissan and hosted by Williamson, Inc. (the chamber of commerce in Williamson County), is a county-wide initiative focused on exploring practical ways that individuals, commuters, corporations, schools and small businesses in Williamson County can work collaboratively as a community to reduce traffic on our roadways. Each day will promote a different way to “activate” in your community.
There are many ways that parents and students can get involved with Mobility Week’s School Day. School leaders are encouraging students to walk, bike, or ride the bus to and from school on Monday, September 12. Parents could consider organizing a “School Pool” program to carpool with other parents in your neighborhood.
We are excited to host the official kickoff event for Mobility Week on Monday, September 12, 9:00 a.m., at Freedom Middle School, 750 Highway 96 West. If you are able to attend, we would love to see you at this event, which begins with a FrankTalks lecture hosted by Franklin Tomorrow and Williamson, Inc. FrankTalks will feature a panel on school bus transportation, innovations in school bus safety, technology tools for parents to better track their child, as well as ways to improve walkability around area schools and in neighborhoods as children walk to their bus stops. The event will start with a ribbon cutting and coffee social at 9:00 a.m. Directional signs will point to parking in the adjacent Poplar Grove Middle School lot and how to enter the building for the meeting. The program will start at 9:30 a.m. and is free to the public. To RSVP for the Sept. 12 kickoff event, visit sept12franktalks.eventbrite.com.
If everyone does their part, we can greatly reduce the number of cars on the roads during peak hours and ensure we reach our destinations quicker and safer!