January 20, 2008

Franklin Special School District honors it's board

Proclamation honors school board officials
Mayor John Schroer has declared Jan. 20-26 school board appreciation week. Schroer delivered the proclamation personally to the Franklin Special School District Board of Education at its meeting.
The proclamation, given annually to the school board, honors board members for their hours of public service to the community.
A former FSSD board member for 14 years, Schroer told board members that he had a great love for the school system he served.
The board celebrates the week by visiting schools and attending various student celebrations.
In honor of the board members, the school system also donated a book to each school library, A Guide to the Natchez Trace.
"This is a family like no other," Schroer said.
Disciplinary board members namedThe board unanimously approved the appointment of three members to serve on the student disciplinary hearing authority. The members are: Jerre Ann Mathis, Tricia Green and Roberta Hill.
Board policy dictates that the school district must have a disciplinary board in place. Director of Schools David Snowden said that it is rare that the district needs the help of the board, but nevertheless the institution is necessary.
"Thankfully, we don't have a lot of situations," Snowden told the board members. "But we need one anyway."
Board to vote on firm for renovationsFormer FSSD board member Mayor John Schroer advised his former colleagues to interview two out of four construction management firms before deciding on which would oversee renovation projects at Freedom Intermediate and Moore Elementary schools.
The school board requested proposals for the management job and received four bids, with the lowest a tie between two companies at $588,000.
The two companies are Doster Construction and Medical Construction Group. Schroer said both firms came highly recommended but that the board should hold individual interviews.
The school board will interview and vote on the competing firms at a specially called meeting Saturday 4 p.m. at The Lodge at Deer Run, 3803 Perkins Road, Thompson's Station.
"They are your eyes and ears on the project," Schroer told board members. "Their pricing is fixed. It doesn't do them a lot of good to cut corners. Both of these companies are anxious to have the job."
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