MAC will be re-opening on Monday, May 11th with a limited student capacity, limited drop off and pick up hours, and daily student health screening procedures. Please review the following two documents regarding all safety protocols that will be in place. The second document regarding illness screening must be signed and returned on your child’s first day of attendance. We look forward to seeing our MAC students!

Parent Information Letter

Illness Screening Form

Parents please print and review all 2019-2020 Registration materials below

MAC 2019-20 Parent Handbook*NEW* – The handbook summarizes our expectations and policies and includes the Tennessee Department of Education’s Summary of Child Care Requirements. Please print and review all information.

MAC 2019-20 Registration Forms*NEW* – Please complete your child’s Registration Form, Parent Agreement Form, and Payment Contract. All three of these forms must be completed and submitted along with the registration fee before your child may attend MAC.

Understanding Your Weekly MAC Receipt Email– This link provides you a detailed explanation of the weekly MAC receipt that you will receive each Wednesday. It should answer any questions you have regarding your weekly receipt.

ATTENTION FREEDOM MIDDLE PARENTS– Our Freedom Middle School program is held at Poplar Grove Elementary. Bus F-30 will pick the students up after school at FMS and transport them to PGES.  The FMS students will be combined with the PGMS students. You will pick up your child in the Poplar Grove Elementary front office. Please complete the following bus transportation form and submit it with your child’s registration paperwork.

FMS 2019-20 Bus Form




MAC Calendar with all Holiday Closings is available below:- * UPDATE 2020-2021 MAC Calendar Now Available

                                                                                                                                                                                      MAC Calendar 2020-2021

MAC 2019-20 Calendar




The MAC Program is Franklin Special School District’s before and afternoon care program. It is designed to emphasize a relaxed and casual atmosphere  with stimulating teacher-directed activities. Children are able to choose from a variety of enrichment programs that, due to a shortage of time during the day, they may not have the opportunity in which to participate. These activities benefit children emotionally, socially, physically and mentally. Time is also provided for children to work on homework and tutoring is offered with a certified FSSD teacher. The program is non-discriminating and designed to accommodate children in grades kindergarten through eight.

Based on monitoring and feedback, the MAC Program focuses on improvement by remaining up to date on its compliance with the Department of Education licensing requirements. It also provides training opportunities for its staff and offers new enrichment activities that meet the interests and needs of the students served. The MAC Program seeks grants in order to fund activities and to provide resources and tuition assistance to FSSD students who otherwise might not be able to attend.


girl in treeFEEDBACK
The MAC Program seeks feedback from its staff and stakeholders. Staff surveys are utilized to seek input.  The relationship between the Site Managers and the MAC Program Supervisor is one of collaboration. The MAC Program also seeks feedback from its most important stakeholders, the students and their parents. Input is always encouraged and the program is made better by the valuable feedback received from the students and their families. Input from building principals and classroom teachers is also actively sought in order to better meet the academic needs of the students.


SUPPORT PROGRAMS The FSSD’s vision statement of “Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All” applies to the MAC Program, which endeavors to be the best program that it can be. One goal of the MAC Program is to give all children the same opportunities. One way this is accomplished is by offering enrichment classes and field trips at no extra charge.  MAC also provides free tutoring and homework help to any child who attends. Grants are sought so that every child in the district has the opportunity to attend. For the past few years, MAC has also been awarded a Lottery for Education in Afterschool Programs (LEAPS) Grant, which helps fund after-school care for low-income students in five FSSD schools. Grant programs enable students to receive academic tutoring, enrichment activities, healthy snacks, social connections with other children outside of the school day, and a safe and caring environment. If you are interested in applying for tuition assistance through the LEAPS grant, please contact the phone numbers below. Eligible students must be on free and reduced lunch, or be referred to the program by a building principal or school counselor.
The mission of the Franklin Special School District Before and Afternoon (MAC) Program is to effectively use school facilities to provide a safe, enriching, and fun place for all students of the district to enjoy during times when school is not in session.


MAC and WeeMAC Offices

Amanda Parks Supervisor

Renee Buchanan Secretary

Kathi Stone  Bookkeeper

1406 Cannon Street

Franklin, TN  37064

615-790-4719- MAC District Office

615-591-2813- MAC Fax Line

615-591-2813 – Holiday and Snow MAC

Melissa Whitehair- WeeMAC Site Manager- 615-591-2559
Peggy Coffee– Franklin Elementary and Holiday Site Manager- 615-591-2813
Jackie Morton– Johnson Elementary Site Manager- 615-794-4837
Reed Pagett–   Freedom Intermediate Site Manager- 615-472-3648
Tori Wright– Liberty Elementary Interim Site Manager- 615-472-3410
Melinda Winter– Moore Elementary Site Manager- 615-790-4700
Angela Kennedy– Poplar Grove Schools and Freedom Middle Site Manager- 616-790-4720