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Rebel UP! Franklin High School Athletic Facilities Upgrade

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This petition is in support of UPgrading the athletic facilities at Franklin High School. It will be sent to all elected officials that are decision makers in this process including the Williamson County School Board Members, the Williamson County Commissioners, County and City Mayors and Parks and Recreation.

Franklin High School is THE gateway school for all of Williamson County. While the school building itself had a major overall a few years ago, the athletic facilities have NOT been updated in decades. This, while all the other high schools in Williamson County have been given all the "bells and whistles" when built.

Franklin High School is currently land locked.However, there is now an opportunity to obtain the Columbia State Community College property which sits in the FHS parking lot and for the county to deed over Cheek Park adjacent to FHS immediately. Cheek Park is where the Franklin Rebels play their home games in baseball, soccer and girls softball.

Currently, FHS sits on 30 acres. If we obtain both these properties for athletic use, we STILL would not have the numbers of acres the remaining Williamson County schools utilize for boys and girls athletic events and practices.

The Columbia State building would allow FHS to have girls and boys weight rooms and locker rooms, dance and cheerleading rooms, wrestling room, storage and many more for our student athletes. It also would allow classroom access for academics.

If the county would deed over Cheek Park to FHS, this property would allow us to build a multi-use practice field which could be utilized by football, soccer, lacrosse and many more. It would also nullify the "guns in parks" legislation which is currently being debated in the state capitol. As you know, Dr. Looney has stated that if that piece of legislation passes, the FHS baseball, soccer and girls softball teams would have to play their "Home" games at Centennial High.

It would also allow us to make improvements to the current football stadium footprint. Currently, the FHS track only has 6 lanes. In order for FHS to host a TSSAA sanctioned track meet, we need 8 lanes. The county would also build new restrooms and concession stand facilities on that footprint, which is greatly needed.

This is OUR time to be heard. It's time for us to stand UP for our current and future student athletes at Franklin High School. It's time for the County to Step UP for Franklin High School.

Please consider signing this petition to show your support of obtaining the Columbia State Community College property AND Cheek Park. Your voice needs to be heard and this petition will be sent to all decision makers. Please send it to your neighbors, friends and family to sign.



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