Williamson County students head back to class

Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 13:49:22-04

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Students in Williamson County are hitting the books again Friday.

This year, the school district is taking a new approach in getting students ready for the real world.

There was a special ribbon-cutting held on Thursday for the newly renovated Entrepreneurship and Innovations Center or the EIC. The 10,000-square-foot facility is right next to Franklin High School.

High school students who want to be business owners can learn how a business operates.

With more and more students coming to Williamson County each year, schools like Scales Elementary in Brentwood had to add additional classrooms. They've gotten rid of portables to hold extra students and instead they've added 10 more classrooms.

Now of course with the county growing, they need more teachers. This year, the district hired an additional 400 teachers that are spread out all around the county.

The school district says there will be around 1,400 new students this year -- that's a 4% growth.