Franklin Township Community School Corporation has been proactive. In recent years, the school corporation has:
- Completed a grade reconfiguration that offers academic, safety and logistical advantages while buying FTCSC additional time to identify the best means of reaching a capacity of 1,000 students per grade level.
- Approved work on an addition to Kitley Intermediate School.
While the details remain to be determined, with feedback from the community, FTCSC needs to:
- Accommodate burgeoning enrollment with additional space.
- Update and replace basic mechanical, electrical, plumbing and roofing infrastructure in the older schools, especially Franklin Central, which needs extensive updating in order to serve incoming student generations.
- Reconfigure some existing space to better accommodate and facilitate contemporary learning, which emphasizes students collaborating and problem solving in groups.
- Add space to serve students who benefit from an increasing number of options to better prepare them for their future. For instance, Franklin Central has added 28 new courses or opportunities built around 13 Career Pathways in the last two years alone. In addition, FTCSC is offering music, fine arts and other extracurricular opportunities to students at earlier ages, increasing the need for space for these important elements of education.
- Offer student and community facilities that both maintain high quality of FTCSC education and ensure that our schools remain competitive with nearby school districts. Building a Student Activity Center would give FTCSC students and the Franklin Township community a secure venue for youth sports, fine arts presentations and Franklin Central graduation ceremonies – all in a space comparable to facilities already in place or being planned for other schools in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference.