Williamson County Schools warn residents of fundraising schemes

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) — Williamson County Schools has issued a warning to community residents about two different possible schemes in the area.

The district received an email from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Officer earlier in the week in which the office warned of a possible scheme in which flyers were distributed to schools advertising summer camps with an arts focus using names like Arts is Us, Be Inspired, and Inspiration Keys.

Anyone who applied to one of these camps is encouraged to contact Investigator Rich Riddle at 615-741-8735 or rich.riddle@ag.tn.gov.

There are also reports of someone who claims to work for a non-profit called Community Outreach Partners Inc. offering to feature local businesses on anti-bully magnets that will be given to elementary students.

Williamson County Schools made it clear that the company is not affiliated with the district.

“Support from the local business community is vital to the success of our schools,” said WCS Communications Director Carol Birdsong. “We want to make sure that business owners know their investment benefits Williamson County students. If there is ever a question, please contact the school or district. We appreciate business owners who contact us when they receive questionable solicitations.”

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