Being a parent of a special needs student, I have to say that the support that the teachers (in her area) give my daughter is excellent. However, it makes me very irritated when I see 54% of my property tax going to the school system and they can build a mutimillion$ stadium but can't bring in the teachers or support they need for the special needs department. There are no extra cirricular activites that allows these students to interact with 'normal' students. There is Best Buddies which for the first time in 3 years has actually done something. When I asked if my student could help with a sports team or do something else, I was told there is nothing like that for her. Do you all do anything to recognize these kids? The school board needs to wake up and catch up ~ it is 2005.
I am a student a FCHS right now. I think it is a great school. They have added on alot of new classrooms to accomodate the students, but they've also added on a new stadium. I am disapointed in the stadium. They used up all the money on the stadium and now we have no materials or tools in my Manufacturing class. But other than that I'd say the school is great and I recommend it to all parents.
(Not a parent but rather a former student, graduated in 1999.) Maybe things have changed at FC since I left, but I was not impressed with the school, students or faculty at all in my tenure there. Having gone to college, I see where the school fell short in preparing me for college or in my career that I am chasing in the military. All matters aside, I would tell anyone to move their child(ren) to another and better school district until such time as Franklin Township builds another high school to accomidate the rapid expansion in population.
My dd is just finishing her senior year at FTHS. My opinion (in brief) is that there are some real concerns when it comes to the administration, but the actual teaching faculty has been (and is!) superb. Every teacher she's had has been competent, and the great majority have been superb, and at least three were absolutely amazing. She's been really motivated and encouraged by these outstanding instructors and I know she would not be receiving an Academic Honors diploma this Spring without their skilled support.
FCHS continues to improve its Special Education department but is still lacking in many areas that other local school districts are excelling in. FCHS needs to work hard to improve the classes it offers for Special Ed students as well as extracurricular activities. As of this date, FCHS has mp extra activities for Special Ed/Special Needs students! The Special Ed staff is wonderful, however, I feel that they don't receive the support they need from the school administration and school board to run a great program as opposed to 'barely getting by.' The bare minimum should not be acceptable in a Township that is as large as Franklin! I would hope that FCHS would strive to be among the very top schools in all areas, exceeding other school districts in the programs that they offer Special Needs children.
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