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Franklin, TN: District announces new consultant, therapist, psychologist, and therapy dog

Aug 2, 2018, Franklin Tennessean: Back to school: What to know in Williamson County https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/williamson/schools/2018/08/02/10-things-know-before-students-return-williamson-county/893618002/ …The Williamson County Health Department in Franklin is offering a free walk-in immunization clinic for students through Aug. 10. No appointment is necessary. The health department also launched an online option for immunization forms that can be used by families new to Williamson County. … The Franklin Special School Board approved the district's 2018-19 budget of $49 million in July, which included raises for educators and no tax increase. The budget also funded an autism consultant, occupational therapist, deaf educator and school psychologist. Meal fees in FSSD will increase this year in response to parents' requests for healthier ingredients. A therapy dog — a goldendoodle named Maddie Grace — is currently being trained before it will join FSSD schools in 2019-20 school year. Funding for the therapy dog, which will be used to help students with anxiety, was included in this year's budget.