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Superintendent Michael Sander
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Dr. Michael D. Sander      Superintendent of Schools

  150 East Sixth Street
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone:   937.746.1699


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Lynn Hetzler     Administrative Assistant to Superintendent
Phone:   937.746.1699


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Superintendent's Updates

Greetings from Franklin City Schools!

Speaking for the staff, administration, and board of education, we’re eager to kick off the 2021-22 school year.
We love seeing our students when school begins every fall; this year, we’re excited that all students will have in-person instruction and we look forward to resuming activities and events that we couldn’t do last year. We applaud our staff’s work to make last school year as normal as possible and appreciate how staff and students acted together to keep everyone safe.

We’ve worked with the Warren County Health District and the other Warren County school districts to develop reopening guidelines. The guidelines are designed to protect the health and safety of students and staff and follow the guidance set out by Ohio and Warren County health authorities and the Ohio Department of Education. The guidelines are a living document and may change based on health recommendations, state guidelines, or district needs. The most up-to-date version of the document can always be found on our website,

During the ’20-’21 school year, our students received many honors and accolades, including the Class of 2021 earning over $3.4 million in scholarships. The class included 29 students in the Principal’s 30+ Club (earning a score of 30 or higher on one or more sections of the ACT), and graduates are headed to careers, the military, and higher education at colleges/universities as diverse as University of Cincinnati, Sinclair College, and D’Youville College.
Franklin students also took top honors in the arts, with FHS students winning both Best of Show and the President’s Award at the 30th Annual Miamisburg Art Gallery student show. Our students showcased their talents at athletic events, academic competitions, concerts, dramatic productions, and at the district’s student art show in April.
While our classroom buildings are normally quiet in the summer, that’s not the case this year. With the closure of the Franklin Junior High, a temporary junior high is being built behind the current high school building. You may have seen the modular classroom units moving onto that site, and a construction driveway being added on the east side. Additionally, Hampton Bennett will no longer house kindergarten students and they’ll be absorbed into the neighborhood elementary buildings. Modular units have been added to Hunter, Gerke, and Schenck to house 6th graders. Pennyroyal and Anthony Wayne had room for the kindergarten students without adding modular space.

We’re excited that groundbreaking for our new high school will be Sunday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. in the lawn behind the Franklin Junior High (136 E. Sixth St.). The event will include the band, drumline, and a high school vocal group and is open to the public. If you’d like to attend, please feel free to bring a lawn chair and park in the Hampton Bennett lot. We’d love an approximate count of attendees, so please RSVP to  
Plans for the new high school building are being reviewed by the Board, and the physical work will get underway this fall.
The district has also been working on rebranding to develop a new logo package with a Wildcat that’s uniquely our own, and has a standard look across the district and for all uses including print, social media, spirit wear, uniforms, etc. The new logo package will be unveiled at the groundbreaking, and we’re excited to roll it out this fall.

We are also welcoming several new staff members this fall including a new treasurer, Gerke principal, and high school assistant principal. Learn more about our new staff members on our district website’s “Meet a Wildcat” feature and on our social media pages. The website is
Educating your children would be impossible without the partnership of students, families, school personnel, and the community. Our students’ successes are built on the foundation of a strong school board, faculty, staff, and administration, and is made possible by the confidence of our district voters. With this partnership, we’ll continue the strong programs we have in place as we look forward to new facilities for our students.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact me at (937) 746-1699 or with any questions or concerns you might have.

Michael D. Sander, Ed.D, Superintendent, Franklin City Schools