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O'Shea and Friends FES Benefit Concert

Husband and wife duo O’Shea have graced some of the world’s most famed stages, from the Grand Ole Opry to the Sydney Opera House. Recipients of 7 CMAA Awards (Australian equivalent of CMAs), the duo are bringing together a who’s who of special guests for a night to remember with all proceeds benefiting theFranklin Elementary School fine arts program.


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The FSSD is a preK-8 school system with approximately 3,700 students enrolled. Students are served by eight schools: four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and a K-8 school campus. 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.

SINCE 1906

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.”

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PGMS Honors Program Info 6:00 pm
PGMS Honors Program Info @ Poplar Grove Middle School Gym
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rising 5th-6th-graders:  6:00-6:45 PM Rising 7th-8th graders:  6:45-7:30
Kindergarten Registration 8:30 am
Kindergarten Registration @ All Elementary Schools
Apr 12 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Kindergarten Registration @ All Elementary Schools
Each spring, the FSSD holds a Kindergarten Roundup Day.  This day is filled with fun and laughter as you and your child have an opportunity to tour the school, meet the teachers and administrators, and learn more about some… Continue Reading Home Page Tabs
School Board Meeting 6:30 pm
School Board Meeting @ Poplar Grove Elementary School
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Reception at 6:00 PM for Top 40 Volunteers. FSSD School Board Meeting 6:30 PM  
FES Benefit Concert 8:00 pm
FES Benefit Concert @ Franklin Theater
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
FES Benefit Concert @ Franklin Theater | Franklin | Tennessee | United States
The multi-award winning husband and wife duo O’Shea are one of Australia’s most exciting musical exports. Based in Franklin for the last 3 years, O’Shea have graced some of the world’s most famed stages, from… Continue Reading Home Page Tabs
Spring Holiday
Spring Holiday
Apr 19 all-day
Spring Holiday
LES Color Me Fun Run 3:45 pm
LES Color Me Fun Run @ Liberty Elementary
Apr 26 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

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Boy in front of school busThe FSSD Transportation Department transports students safely to and from school and school activities; drivers are expected to display a positive attitude, strong character, willingness to learn, and to be cooperative and courteous with other school personnel, parents, and students.
The Transportation Department engages in continuous improvement. As concerns and special requests are presented, the Department reviews each one with safety and efficiency as the number one priority of the decision-making process. Improvements are made based on student safety and the needs of the school district. Scheduled and unscheduled group employee meetings are utilized to seek out improvement processes. Through group employee meetings, each employee is encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas to better serve the needs of parents, students and Transportation Department for an improved customer service environment. Diligent performance in serving the needs of students, parents, and school personnel establishes a good public image. The Transportation Department contributes to the district vision of “Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All” by offering a safe environment to all students, so they arrive and depart from school prepared and ready to learn.
Riding the Bus
The FSSD Transportation Department oversees a fleet of buses which carry kindergarten through 8th grade students to eight schools. All bus drivers are trained in CPR and first aid and are provided ongoing annual training for school bus operation, as required by the state. Getting your child safely to school is of utmost concern to the FSSD and many safety precautions are in place. If your child will be riding the bus please note the following:
  • Students should be waiting for their bus at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. Bus times are approximate due to factors such as variable ridership, traffic tie-ups, mechanical difficulties, etc.
  • Students should stand at least 5 feet away from the bus stop staging area. This is for your child’s safety so that they are not in harm’s way of other vehicle traffic.
  • Students should NEVER walk behind a school bus while boarding or deboarding the bus. The bus driver needs to have a clear view of the student at all times.
  • Video monitoring equipment is on all buses to address student behavior issues.
Bo Alexander, Supervisor
David Scurlock, Administrative Manager
Shane Cagle, Operations Specialist
Freedom Middle School
750 New Highway 96 West
Phone: 615-790-4704
Fax: 615-591-2805