A Message from Dr. Looney

"Dear Williamson County Parents,

"WCS school nurses are seeing cases of the flu, strep and the stomach bug. We are monitoring student and employee attendance to gauge the severity of sickness in our community. Last Friday, our student attendance rate was at 91.97% meaning we served 35,698 of our 38,815 students. Our daily student attendance rate typically runs between 94%-96%.

"In addition, we will continue to consult with local, state, and regional health officials as experts track this year’s flu virus. To that end, the Williamson County Health Department will be giving free flu shots at the Franklin and Fairview clinics. They tell us it’s not too late to get your flu shot as the flu season still has a long way to go. You may simply visit the health department clinic between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You do not need an appointment.

"In our schools, nurses will be following our WCS Illness Guidelines. Please review these guidelines and let your school nurse know if you have any questions. You may want to familiarize yourself with the Centers for Disease Control’s Flu Guide for Parents. If your child is exhibiting flu symptoms, please contact your health care professional.

"As always, keep washing your hands, and remember that illness is an excused absence."


Mike Looney
WCS Superintendent
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BREAKING NEWS: The sales tax increase referendum PASSED with 8155 FOR (66%) and 4183 against (34%). 140,709 residents were eligible to vote on the referendum. Turnout was only 8.79%. Let's do better in the County Commission and School Board elections in May and August. Lots of room for improvement!

The sales tax in Williamson County will increase from 9.25% to 9.75% on April 1.

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4.5% of eligible Williamson County voters (6,382) participated in early voting on the Sales Tax Referendum with 66.32% voting FOR the sales tax increase and 33.68% voting AGAINST. Final results will be out soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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