Board To Hold Work Session On School District Rezoning
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Franklin Special School district is scheduled to hold a work session about the district's equity debate on Monday night.
The School Board has three options for realigning attendance zones that would balance economic diversity in the district. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Freedom Intermediate School on Glass Lane.
Two of Franklin's seven schools have a significantly higher concentration of economically disadvantaged children. Since October 2010, officials have been struggling to come up with a way to evenly distribute those students.
Director of Schools Dr. David Snowden told NewsChannel 5 that as a whole 40 percent of the students in the Franklin Special School District are on free or reduced lunch. In one school, 60 percent of the students fall into this category.
All options would move a few students to new schools and many parents have different views about that.