County schools meet a half-day today as year begins


Tailing a large ballot Election Day including local board of education races, it’s back to classes Friday for some 35,000 Williamson County School District students.

Tailing a large ballot Election Day including local board of education races, its back to classes Friday for some 35,000 Williamson County School District students.

Friday will be a half-day for students, with the first full day of school on Monday, Aug. 11, district officials said.

Start and dismissal times on full and half days for the 2014-2015 county school year can be found here. Some times have changed.

Were ready, WCS spokesperson Carol Birdsong said. Teachers and administrators have been working in their rooms and schools and are ready to welcome students to the 2014-2015 school year.

There is no lunch service tomorrow, so parents may need to know that. Buses will run their regular schedule. Its always good to be at the stop five or 10 minutes early, as route times may fluctuate the first few weeks.

Bus routes, bus stops and arrival times can be found here.

Power Mondays a 45-minute late start day will be observed by district middle schools and high schools for the majority of Mondays throughout the year. The complete list of Power Mondays, which provide instructors with collaboration time, can be found here.

Buses run at regular times on Power Mondays. Bus-riding students will be able to partake in supervised activities on those days.

Williamson County Schools enrolls 35,000-plus students and employs 4,735 professional and classified personnel. Approximately 1,000 new students are expected this school year, though enrollment numbers are always rolling and do not stabilize until after Labor Day.

Franklin Special School District, which enrolls 3,850 students in seven schools, started back Aug. 7 with an early dismissal. The FSSDs 2014-2015 schedule can be found here.

Jessica Pace covers Williamson County, Williamson County Schools and the Town of Nolensville for BrentWord Communications. Contact her at jess@brentwoodhomepage.com or follow her on Twitter @Jess_Marie_Pace.

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