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Student Services Department Information


 Student Services Office Personnel:

Contact Information
James McFarland     Director of Student Services

  754 East 4th Street
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone:   937.743.8602 x1438

Contact Information
 Barbara Lee     Student Services Secretary

  754 East 4th Street
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone:   937.743.8602 x1438

Student Services Program


A full explanation of FCS Special Education Services and Procedures can be found in the department handbook:  FCS Special Education Department Handbook

Franklin City Schools offers a continuum of services to meet the needs of its student population.  This includes RtI, Title I, Section 504, and Special Education services.  For those students who are evaluated and found eligible for special education services, a variety of supports are provided.  

This continuum includes Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III classroom supports.  At the elementary level, Tier I special education supports are provided at all five elementary schools serving students from kindergarten through 6th grade.  Preschool-age services are provided at Schenck Elementary.  For students needing additional support beyond those provided within the Tier I framework, Tier II classrooms (located at Pennyroyal Elementary) are available.  The IEP teams determine placement within these classrooms.  For our students with more complex educational needs, our Tier III (MD) classrooms provide intensive support and are located at Gerke Elementary.  At the junior high and high school levels (7th through 12th grade), the full continuum of supports exists within each building.  

Franklin City Schools presently employs 39 intervention specialists, 4 school psychologists, 4 speech-language pathologists, and contracts with the Warren County ESC for preschool services, occupational therapists, physical therapists, additional speech-language pathologists, transition coordinator services, and behavior support personnel.  The district's special education staff serves approximately 600 identified PK-12th-grade students.


School Psychologists


In Franklin, the school psychologist chairs evaluation teams, including interpreting information and recommendations. The school psychologist works to respond to new referrals in a timely manner, complete initial referrals and reevaluation within timelines, work with parents to guide them through the evaluation/re-evaluation process, work collaboratively with teams to complete the evaluations, and work with parents and teams to accept and/or reevaluate transfer students.  The psychologist uses a wide range of psychological instruments and procedures to evaluate students’ cognitive, academic, adaptive/functional, and behavioral skills.

Phone: (937) 743-8602


Franklin School Psychologists Assignments:

Tiffany Hackney

  • Anthony Wayne Elementary
  • Hampton Bennett/Early Childhood Center

Rebecca Sargent

  • Franklin Junior High School
  • Pennyroyal Elementary

Heather Schneider

  • Gerke Elementary
  • Schenck Elementary

Jaymi Shroder

  • Bishop Fenwick High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Hunter Elementary
  • Warren County Career Center


Additional information about the role of school psychologists: