Public Notice – Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Public Notice – Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Rogers C. Anderson
Williamson County Mayor
1320 West Main Street Ÿ Suite 125 Ÿ Franklin, TN 37064 Ÿ 615.790.5700 Ÿ
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18 October ‘18
Chairman Ronald Crutcher will convene a meeting of the Adjustments and Appeals Board at 7:30
AM on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in the First Floor Conference Room of the Williamson County
Administrative Complex, 1320 West Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee.
Anyone requesting an accommodation due to a disability should contact the Williamson County
Department of Risk Management at 615.790.5466. This request, if possible, should be made at least three
(3) working days prior to the meeting.
Rogers C. Anderson

Food Truck Schedule

Food Truck Schedule

We thank our corporate partners for hosting Food Truck Fundraisers and entertaining activities for United Way!

We hope to see you at the following events…


Friday, 5th – Join the Bank Director team for games, raffles, food, and fun! Sign-up for cornhole tournament. See flyer.
Food trucks: The Grilled Cheeserie, No Baked Cookie Dough
Location: Bank Director (201 Summit Drive, Brentwood, TN 38401)
Time: 11a–1p

Friday, 5th – StrategyCorps hosts Ante Up! for United Way, featuring a magic show, music, interactive canvas and more! See flyer.
Food trucks: Music City Brisket, The Mobile Chef
Location: Maryland Way Park (5055 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027)
Time: 11a–2p (food trucks on site from 11a–1pm)

Thursday, 11th – Don’t miss the final day of PICA’s Fall Festival. See flyer.
Food trucks: It Forno, Steaming Goat
Location: PICA Building (3000 Meridian Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067)
Time: 11a–2p

Thursday, 11th – Who’s hungry? Join us for Day 1 of SVMIC‘s fundraiser. See flyer.
Food truck: Music City Brisket
Location: Harpeth on the Green Building One (101 Westpark Dr., Brentwood, TN 37027)
Time: 11a–1p

Tuesday, 30th – Who’s hungry? Join us for Day 2 of SVMIC‘s fundraiser. See flyer.
Food truck: Steaming Goat
Location: Harpeth on the Green Building One (101 Westpark Dr., Brentwood, TN 37027)
Time: 11a–1p

Sexual Assault: Resources for Individuals and Families

Sexual Assault: Resources for Individuals and Families

TRIGGER WARNING. This blog post references rape, sexual assault, and harassment, but also offers suggestions on how to reach out for help and provides resources for talking with children.

The topic of sexual misconduct— from unwanted advances to assault— has been “above the fold” news with regularity in recent months. The latest headlines have focused on the political calculus, but many survivors have shared her/his/their experiences online and provided insight about why they haven’t spoken out about their own histories of abuse, assault or rape, using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport. Some wounds were fresh; others were decades old or took place during childhood.

10.10.18 Blog Image – Sexual Assault: Resources for Individuals and Families

It was no surprise to learn that the Sexual Assault Center (SAC)— which serves Middle TN— experienced a 500% increase in call volume since the Senate hearings into allegations of sexual assault by the Supreme Court nominee.

We are glad to know that SAC— one of our Partner Programs— is a vital community resource for Middle Tennesseans that seek healing, advocacy, and therapeutic support.

We are also glad that, nationally, United Way offered help through 2-1-1, the free 24/7 confidential information and referral service. 2-1-1 made sure its operators were able to help callers find local survivor support or mental health resources, which helped reduce the burden on the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and addressed long wait times. RAINN runs the National Sex Assault Hotline.

Resources for Children/Youth

SAC provides resources on child sexual abuse, such as Be Empowered: A Guidebook for Parents, Caregivers and Educators.
RAINN has excellent advice on how to talk to kids about sexual assault.
For parents, Psychology Today recently published tips on how to speak with loved ones about disclosure.
For survivors, Teen Vogue published self-care tips, acknowledging that it’s hard to avoid triggers and be overwhelmed by the news.
Community Resources

You can reach the SAC’s Crisis & Support Line at 1-800-879-1999.
Individuals and families can also contact/visit The Refuge Center for Counseling. This agency offers affordable professional counseling services that empower, educate, and support community members. Phone: (615) 591-5262
For additional local resources, call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211.

Original article by Neil Parekh, United Way Worldwide

Taking a Tour Around Franklin

Taking a Tour Around Franklin

The Social Studies Open Education Resource (OER) Team is working hard to develop a new social studies curriculum for the 2019-2020 school year. On October 11, their efforts took them out of the office and into downtown Franklin.

Made up of social studies teachers from around the district, the OER Team will discuss, create and build a brand-new curriculum that will help students learn.

Franklin is home to plenty of historical sights and monuments, something the OER Team took advantage of by going on a walking tour of downtown. By stopping at places like the Historic Masonic Building, the first three-story building in Tennessee, and the Williamson County Archives, they could make connections between the curriculum they are creating and the students they are teaching.

“Sometimes when we’re in history class, students think that everything is happening far away or a really long time ago,” said Franklin High AP Human Geography teacher Ashley Flood. “They pass by things all the time that are named after people or events. The more they make these local connections, the more likely they are to want to preserve that history.”

The OER Team is taking a technological approach to the new curriculum. The online approach makes it easier to adapt and update information, and it also doesn’t require students to carry around heavy textbooks.

“Pretty much everything we’re doing is online and digital,” Flood said. “A lot of the historical documents are digitized, so we can embed them into our curriculum. We’re able to weave it all together so it’s a cohesive plan.”

The team has been looking at state standards and understanding what needs to be covered during the year. After getting the big ideas down, the team can figure out how to weave in Williamson County history.

“That’s the cool thing about this Open Education Resource project,” Flood said. “It’s a living document. We can always go back and add things as they come up. We have these communities within Williamson County that each have their own histories and background stories. Being able to add those things in and help kids understand the uniqueness of their community.”

High Schools Launch Online Newspapers

High Schools Launch Online Newspapers

Three Williamson County high schools have launched new outlets for their students interested in journalism: online newspapers.

Fairview, Independence and Page high schools now offer a different place for students, faculty and community members to stay updated on things happening in the school. Students will write the content and keep the site updated with the supervision of a teacher.

The Fairview High online newspaper is called The Swarm.

“The students who inspired the creation of the school paper are very excited to be making history, as this is Fairview High School’s first online paper,” said Fairview High teacher Laura Lowry. “The motivation to start the paper and the hard work that goes into the articles is really the work of the students. They are looking forward to having a space written for the students and the community.”

The Independence High newspaper is called IndyNow.

“The launch of IndyNow is the culmination of hard work and planning on the part of our student editorial staff,” said Independence High teacher Diane Fender. “The journalism students show great dedication and skill, and we are all proud and excited to share the news from Independence High School online.”

The Page High online newspaper is called Patriot News.

“I’m excited for students to have the opportunity to work in an online newspaper and blog platform,” said Page High teacher Megan Stitt. “In a world where so many people receive their information online, being a part of that is pretty amazing. The skills they will learn can open so many doors for them in the future.”

All high schools had the opportunity to have an online newspaper housed on the Williamson County Schools site. Teachers had to participate in extensive training in order for their school to participate