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District News

SES Recognized as a Kentucky Green and Healthy School

Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools (KGHS) is a project-based program that uses the entire school building and grounds as a learning laboratory for students. SES's STLP team led the initiative. STLP will continue the project this school year, as well. Learn more about KGHS on their website

Simpson County Schools is Partnering with Hunt Ford Drive 4UR School Ford Drive 4 UR School Event

SCS is Partnering with Hunt Ford Drive 4 UR School event at FSHS Football Stadium Track on Thursday, September 20th from 8:30 - 4:30!

Healthier Generation Announces “America’s Healthiest Schools” LES named Bronze Awardee

A record 461 schools from 26 states honored for promoting healthy eating and physical activity... Lincoln Elementary named one of America's Healthiest Schools - Bronze Awardee.

Fresh Start Academy

On September 13th classes will get underway for the 2nd year of the Franklin-Simpson High School Fresh Start Academy. The Fresh Start Academy is designed for people 19 years of age or older that have previously dropped out of school but would like to obtain a high school diploma. Even if you have already obtained a GED you are still eligible to participate in the Fresh Start Academy. If you are interested or would like to learn more contact Joey Kilburn by phone at 270-586-8877 or by email at joseph.kilburn@simpson.kyschools.us.  All new applicants will need to set up a meeting at which time we will review your transcript and develop a plan to get you on the road to a high school diploma.  If the last high school you attended was Franklin-Simpson we can pull your transcript here.  If the last high school you attended was any other than Franklin-Simpson you will need to obtain an official copy of your transcript.

Simpson County Schools Preschool

Parents interested in Simpson County Schools Preschool can complete a Preschool Packet at District Registration to determine eligibility for enrollment in preschool.  

For students meeting enrollment eligibility, Simpson County Preschool will start on August 20 for morning session students and August 21 for afternoon session students.


Invitation to Bid

The Simpson County Board of Education is accepting sealed bids for the following vehicles:

  1. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica LX or comparable vehicle 
  2. 2018 Dodge Caravan SE or comparable vehicle   
Boys Golf Tryouts

Boys Golf Tryouts will be July 16-18. This is for any student who is in the 7th-12th grade.  Players need to have an up to date physical for this upcoming school year. Players will play nine holes each day. 

Girls Golf Tryouts

Franklin-Simpson Girls Golf tryouts will be held July 10-11 at Kenny Perry Country Creek Golf Course.  Tryouts will begin at 7:30 am on the putting green and will consist of walking 9 holes.


The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the Simpson County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Simpson County Board of Education representing Educational Division #1.

This vacancy was created by the resignation of a school board member in Educational Division #1.

Under the provisions KRS 160.190(2), this appointment is effective until the November 2020 regular election.

This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by Simpson County Public Schools.

FSMS Announces New Principal

After a thorough search and selection process, the Franklin-Simpson Middle School Site-Based Decision-Making (SBDM) Council has chosen Mr. Jaxon Grover as the new principal at FSMS. Mr. Grover is currently an Assistant Principal at Franklin-Simpson High School, where he has served in this capacity for the last 6 years. Prior to this, he has served as our CTE Coordinator, CIA Specialist, and a high school math teacher. He and his wife, Gretchen, reside in Franklin with their three children, Jasmine, Jayden, and Jordyn.


In accordance with the state and federal regulations implementing the individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this is to inform the public of our intent to destroy personally
identifiable information related to special education services.

The Simpson County School District would like to make Parents/Guardians, Former Students,
and Eligible (Adult) Students aware that Special Education records of students who graduated
in the 2001 thru 2012 school years will be disposed of starting August 1, 2018. The District is
required to maintain records for a minimum of three (3) years from the date the child leaves the
school district.

Simpson County RTC Vehicle Bid 2018


The Simpson County Board of Education is accepting sealed bids for the following vehicles:

  1. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica LX or comparable vehicle        


Bid specifications are available on the School website http://simpson.kyschools.us or can be picked up from the Superintendent’s Office, 430 S College Street, Franklin, KY 42134, Telephone 270.586.8877.  Any questions about the bid specifications should be directed to Amanda Spears at 270.586.8877.

All sealed bids shall be delivered to Simpson County Board of Education, Amanda Spears, 430 S College Street, Franklin, KY  42134 before 9:30 a.m., local time on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.  All bids shall be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “Simpson County Schools – Vehicle Bid” in the bottom left corner.  The Simpson County Board of Education is not responsible for the premature opening of, or failure to open a sealed bid that is not properly addressed or identified.  All information on bid form shall be typed or printed in ink; please do not use white out or correction tape on the bid form.

The Simpson County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any/all bids and waive all formalities in the award of the bid.

Local resident bidders may be eligible for a Kentucky resident bidders preference pursuant to KRS 45A.

FSHS - Best High Schools in America!

Franklin Simpson High School is once again recognized by US News as one of the Best High Schools in America! Congratulations to our students, faculty and staff, along with our community for this award! We can be proud of the work being done throughout our schools from preschool through 12th grade that prepares our kids to graduate Life-Ready! As our flagship school, FSHS continues to shine as an example of what can be when people join together to make a vision a reality! Well done FSHS! Welll done SCS Team! #WeAreFS

Invitation To Bid - Senior Yearbook Picture

The Simpson County Board of Education will receive sealed bids for the Senior Yearbook Pictures as described herein. You are invited to submit a sealed bid, subject to the terms and conditions of this invitation. Bids must be mailed or delivered to James Flynn, Superintendent, 430 South College Street, Franklin, KY 42134 in a sealed envelope marked “Senior Yearbook Picture Bid”. Faxed bids will not be accepted.

2018 Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame Class Named

Community is invited to a celebration to honor 2018 HOF Inductees April 26th at FSHS

Simpson County Schools and Franklin-Simpson High School will be celebrating the induction of the sixth class in the Franklin-Simpson Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 26, 2018.  The event is being held at FSHS starting at 5 PM.  We will begin the induction ceremony at 5:30 PM in the Commons Area adjacent to our new gymnasium.  A reception will follow the ceremony.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate our school community’s rich heritage and these distinguished recipients of the Hall of Fame recognition.

FAFSA Workshop

Coach Satterly will be hosting the final FAFSA Workshop on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the College and Career Center at FSHS.

If you have any questions contact him at FSHS or at josh.satterly@simpson.kyschools.us

Preschool Registration Preschool Registration

For the 2018-2019 School Year

May 10 | 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm • May 11 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Franklin Elementary Office

211 South Main St. ∙ Franklin, Kentucky

For More Information Please Call 270.586.3241

5th Annual STEAM Showcase Steam 18

Students from Kindergarten to Seniors will be participating in displays, presentations, and projects showcasing 21st-century skills from their classrooms to parents and community members.

Wildcat Wilderness 5K Trail Run and Walk Wildcat Wilderness Run

Join us for this unique and fun event at the FS Cross-Country Trail sponsored by the Graves-Gilbert Clinic!

Simpson County Board of Education Approves Formation of School Safety Task Force

School Safety is a priority and responsibility we all share!

Community Forum

In light of the recent school tragedies and our community’s concern for the safety and security of students, staff and visitors in our schools, Simpson County Schools is hosting a Community Forum next Tuesday evening, February 27 at 6:00 pm in the Franklin-Simpson High School Gymnasium. Local law enforcement, emergency management, and other first responders have agreed to participate in this important discussion. We have a strong, long-standing relationship with our first responders and emergency management partners and I am very thankful to them for joining us for this event.


The Simpson County Board of Education will accept sealed proposals on the following item: PRIMARY DEPOSITORY FOR SIMPSON COUNTY SCHOOLS


The Southcentral Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (SKY FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement a work-and-learn style program that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers. The primary method to achieve this goal is through partnerships with local educational institutions to offer the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT). With SKY FAME, students can dive into a challenging Advanced Manufacturing career while simultaneously earning a college degree, and the potential to graduate with zero student debt!

Email Migration

The purpose of this communication is to let you know that all districts throughout our state are changing email systems this year.  All 173 school districts have been under one major email umbrella provided by Microsoft (Office 365).  Moving forward, there will now be 173 email umbrellas with districts having much more local control.  This is good news! 

New Immunization Requirements

A recent amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation on the immunization schedules for attending school added new immunization requirements for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018.

2018 Operation Preparation

The Vision of Simpson County Schools is to prepare our graduates for success in life!  An important part of our Life-Ready Vision is our students being prepared for college and careers upon graduation. To impact the college/career readiness of our students, we need your help in our Operation Preparation initiative.  Operation Preparation was started six years ago to bring community volunteers into our schools to encourage and advise 8th and 10th grade students on college and careers.  Kentucky’s current statewide college/career readiness rate is 65.6 percent. Last year, FSHS achieved a college/career readiness (CCR) rate of 85.9 percent, even with changes that set the bar even higher!  Our ultimate goal is to graduate 100 percent of our students meeting the college/career ready benchmarks.  According to the Center for Education and the Workforce, in the next 4-6 years, more than half the jobs in Kentucky and more than 60 percent of jobs nationwide will require postsecondary education (either a two-year or four-year degree). Most of the remaining jobs will require at least some training after high school. With a statewide student-to-counselor ratio of about 450:1, many school counselors are overloaded with the number of students to whom they must provide services.

2018-2019 District Calendar Feedback

It is time to get your feedback on our 2018-2019 School Calendar!  State statute now requires we utilize a calendar committee with specified membership including certified and classified staff, along with a board member, parents, and community members.  Our calendar committee has met and looked at a calendar with corresponding dates to this year and past years.  Ultimately, the Simpson County Board of Education is responsible for setting the school calendar and we want your input.  The link below will allow you to access a short survey on the calendar.  Additionally, I have attached a draft calendar for your review. 

Franklin Simpson High School Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations FSHS Hall of Fame 2017
Football State Championship