Franklin Special School District announces students can return to school Aug. 24

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After starting the school year remotely for most students, officials with Franklin Special School District announced Aug. 14 all students will have the option to return to school beginning Aug. 24.

Parents in the district were emailed earlier Aug. 14.

"For the past two weeks, we have analyzed and evaluated the data provided by the state and local health department, as well as used our own illness tracking measures on a daily basis," FSSD Director of School David Snowden said in the email. "Based on the steady reduction of active cases in our area and our community’s ability to flatten the curve, we are happy to say that we will welcome back ALL Remote Learners on Monday, Aug. 24. Virtual Learners will continue to remain in their online classes throughout the rest of the semester, working with their assigned teacher(s) from home."

The number of active cases in Williamson County for Aug. 14 was 1,180, below the district's threshold for remote learning.

Williamson County Schools has not yet made an announcement on the return to school, but it expected to on Aug. 14.


By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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