Schools

Seigenthaler dismissed as Athletic Director, coach following BHS investigation

Seigenthaler dismissed as Athletic Director, coach following BHS investigation
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Brentwood High School Athletic Director Ron Seigenthaler was dismissed from his coaching and AD positions Friday following an investigation involving the use of BHS facilities by private coaches. According to a release from Assistant Communications irector Cory Mason, Seigenthaler has been removed as AD and head girls basketball coach. An internal ...
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Maury County Schools will be out for eclipse day

Maury County Schools will be out for eclipse day
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Maury County Schools announced Friday that schools will be closed on Monday for the eclipse. An operator at the schools confirmed to the Home Page that the decision was released to employees around noon on Friday. While the district has not yet responded to a request for comment, the operator confirmed ...
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DCS launches investigation following Brentwood Academy rape lawsuit

DCS launches investigation following Brentwood Academy rape lawsuit
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR The Tennessee Department of Child Services launched an investigation surrounding the filing of a lawsuit by a former Brentwood Academy parent claiming her then 12-year-old son was repeatedly sexually assaulted at school. The investigation comes after the $30 million dollar civil suit was filed against the school and several administrators, claiming .....
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Brentwood Academy plans to ‘rigorously deny’ claims in sexual assault lawsuit

Brentwood Academy plans to ‘rigorously deny’ claims in sexual assault lawsuit
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Brentwood Academy plans to deny allegations of administrators ignoring reports of rape and sexual assault on campus described in a recently filed civil lawsuit. Director of Communications Susan Schafer told the Home Page on Wednesday that the school plans to deny wrongdoing alleged in the $30 million lawsuit, which alleges that ...
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State of the Schools highlights importance of technology, donations

State of the Schools highlights importance of technology, donations
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Williamson Inc, Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special Schools District and Battle Ground Academy hosted the annual State of the Schools address Tuesday, emphasizing the importance of teaching technology and skills in schools. According the panel, access to and proper training with technology are the biggest challenges in the upcoming school year...
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WCS, FSSD seek exhibitors for annual area career fair

WCS, FSSD seek exhibitors for annual area career fair
Williamson County Schools and the Franklin Special Schools District have announced plans for the annual World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day. For 16 years, the fair had offered a extensive look at Williamson County and Franklin jobs to the area’s eighth graders. This year’s event is slated for Nov. 9 at the Williamson County Agriculture ...
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United Way tutoring program needs volunteers at 10 schools

United Way tutoring program needs volunteers at 10 schools
Williamson County students are back in school, which means Raise Your Hand (RYH) after-school tutoring will soon return to the classroom. The program, an education initiative through United Way of Williamson County, returns Sept. 11 and needs volunteer tutors to help students in second through fourth grade at 10 schools in Williamson County. The program pairs volunteer tut...
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Be smart: don’t fall for scholarship or student loan scams

Be smart: don’t fall for scholarship or student loan scams
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND INSURANCE Scholarships and student loans are the most common way to ease the financial burden of tuition costs for many students. Unfortunately, financial predators prey on consumers’ fears of greater monetary responsibility with scams that promise more than they deliver and leave consumers facing greater headaches and debt. The Tenness...
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As school starts, WCS is facing teacher, bus driver vacancies

As school starts, WCS is facing teacher, bus driver vacancies
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Williamson County Schools still has more than a hundred vacancies to fill for the 2017-18 school year including 57 certified or teaching positions. “Our current openings are consistent with the types of openings we’ve had in the past,” Leigh Webb, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources said. “Most of our openings are ...
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First day of school starts with no major problems, but some transportation hiccups

First day of school starts with no major problems, but some transportation hiccups
Students get off a school bus Thursday morning at Franklin High School. By CLIFF HIGHTOWER No incidents were reported at area schools as the first day of school kicked off, but there were a few transportation hiccups. “We did experience the typical first day of school transportation issues,” said Carol Birdsong, spokeswoman for Williamson County ...
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County mayor makes pitch to Brentwood for sales tax

County mayor makes pitch to Brentwood for sales tax
By MARK COOK County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Budget Director Nena Graham made the last stop Thursday morning on a tour asking the county’s municipalities to agree to fund school construction with the proceeds of a .5% increase in the sales tax, should voters approve. Speaking before Brentwood officials, Anderson and Graham said that the ...
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A teacher will be given a car at State of the Schools speech

A teacher will be given a car at State of the Schools speech
WILLIAMSON, INC. Williamson, Inc., the chamber of commerce and office of economic development in Williamson County, is partnering with Wholesale, Inc. to surprise one deserving teacher with a car at the end of the annual State of the Schools address next week. The presentation starts at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Battle Ground Academy in ...
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Williamson County Schools to stay open on eclipse day

Williamson County Schools to stay open on eclipse day
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Williamson County Schools will have a full school day on Aug. 21, the day of a total solar eclipse. Assistant Superintendent Tim Gaddis said on Tuesday during the WCS media day that, despite other counties canceling school, all Williamson schools will stay open. Metro Nashville Public Schools decided to dismiss school ...
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Burgos to resign from WCS board

Burgos to resign from WCS board
By SARAH GRACE TAYLOR Beth Burgos, the District 10 representative, will step down from the Williamson County School Board according to Director of Schools Mike Looney. Burgos is best known for her vocal opposition to Common Core achievement standards and her criticism of certain textbooks. Burgos also garnered national attention in 2015 when she stated ...
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