Greetings from Franklin City Schools and welcome to our new website!
Our district site was upgraded last spring; we hope you find the format more user-friendly and full of useful information. Since we’re always trying to improve, please let us know if you have suggestions for further improvements.
More good news: Our cable access channel is back up and running! You can find info on Franklin City Schools on either Channel 18 (analog) or 99.5 (digital).
As I’m sure you know, district voters approved a five-year levy in May. With the new revenue, we’re able to continue to offer our students and families one of the district’s biggest assets, our neighborhood schools. In our buildings, you’ll find that we value positive, professional relationships among the students, parents, and staff as we diligently work together to provide our students with the best possible education. This three-way partnership is critical to our students’ success.
We’ve also added opportunities for our high school students by expanding our dual-enrollment course offerings to seven, the most we’ve ever offered. We’ll work with Cincinnati State to increase these offerings over the next few years.
Another new district initiative is a multi-year technology update to help prepare students for life after high school. We’ve purchased new computers for each building that is a combination laptop and tablet. I believe both students and staff will be excited about using these tools to increase their learning. Students will have a greater ability to do research, create presentations, and participate in more project-based learning. In the next few years you’ll see more integration of technology into the classrooms as we improve our network backbone, make our buildings wireless, and purchase more computers.
In addition to these academic improvements, we’ve also improved our physical and transportation infrastructure. We’ve purchased two new buses for this school year, the first step in improving our aging bus fleet. We’ve also worked on several important projects that you can’t see easily, as we repaired the roofs on the high school auditorium and junior high gym. Both are at least 25 years old and should now be good for an additional 25.
At the high school, a safety vestibule has been added to the front entrance. Once the school day begins, all visitors will enter directly into the front office. This should greatly increase student safety.
2013-14 was a banner year for our district, with a long list of achievements that demonstrate the hard work, talent, and dedication of our students and staff members. We’re excited that the 2014-15 year will begin soon and know you’ll continue to support our students in their academic and extracurricular endeavors.
If you have any questions or concerns about our district, please contact me and I’ll be happy to address them. We appreciate your partnership as we provide our students with a high quality education while still running a very efficient school district, providing the biggest bang for the tax dollar.
Michael D. Sander
Superintendent of Schools
(937) 746-1699, firstname.lastname@example.org