Franklin County Students, Parents, and Citizens,
The staff of the Franklin County School District and I are excited to welcome our students back to begin the 2018-2019 school year. I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside the staff of educational professionals as we serve to teach and guide our students’ learning and give them all the brightest future possible.
The safety and security of our students and staff has been, and will always be a top priority to everyone employed by the Franklin County School District. Following the tragic school shooting in Parkland, in February, the Franklin County School Board, the members of our staff, and I, immediately began implementing additional safety measures to enhance the safety and security of our campuses.
In compliance with the new school safety and security legislative mandates, the FCSD named Robert Wheetley, as the School Safety Specialist. Mr. Wheetley was previously the Assistant Principal at FCS, and has many years of school administration as well as law enforcement and military experience. This new role is critical to ensuring that the FCSD continues to implement safety protocols to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff.
We ask that all school visitors bring a photo identification to check in. Visitor parking will only be in the front of the school, and the perimeter of the campus will be secured with fencing. Other safety measures that have or will be implemented such as additional cameras, revising all district emergency plans, active shooter training, and critical incident response training with all staff.
The Franklin County School District (FCSD) was excited to welcome back students back on August 13th. District and school staff have worked tirelessly this summer to prepare our facilities for the new school year. The theme throughout the FCSD is TEAM-Together, Everyone, Achieves, More! We know that students are most successful when schools and families work together to support students academically, socially, and emotionally. Every Child, Every Day, is the mission statement from the Florida Department of Education. The FCSD is committed to ensuring that every child learns every day!
As we begin this new year, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation to our community for your continued and ongoing support for our students, staff, schools, athletic programs and extracurricular activities. Our teachers, support staff and administrators are grateful for your commitment to assisting us in ensuring that all of our students receive a high-quality education in Franklin County.
We look forward to a great year ahead and we thank you for entrusting your children's education to the leadership and staff of the FCSD.