At the Brentwood City Commission meeting on Monday, August 24 Vice Mayor Jill Burgin and other members of the Commission endorsed their support of the Be Nice Campaign in Williamson County Schools. The 2.0 version of Be Nice is an endeavor to promote a culture of kindness and respect for all persons.

Vice Mayor Burgin and fellow Commissioner’s presented the Proclamation to Williamson County Schools representatives Julie Sparrow and Trent Satterfeld.

While September 1, 2015 kicks off the actual “Be Nice” month in Williamson County Schools, city leaders are joining in their support of the campaign with proclamations at their monthly commission meetings.

The City of Franklin will add their support on Tuesday, August 25th. The City of Nolensville will meet on September 3 to join in the celebration.

Mayor Rogers Anderson will proclaim September as “BE NICE Month” in Williamson County at the monthly county commission meeting on Monday, September 14.

What is the Be Nice Campaign? It is treating other people the way you want to be treated by being kind, respectful and generous. In Williamson County Schools, this behavior is expected.

In 2013-14, a group of Fairview High School students and staff began working on ways to create a culture of kindness in their school. Together, they came up with the slogan BE NICE and began printing t-shirts and signs with the mantra. As the message spread, photos of students, teachers, celebrities and professional athletes holding the BE NICE sign began to appear on social media.

After witnessing the success at Fairview High, the district decided to expand the message to include all schools and the Williamson County community at large. From Uganda to the Great Wall of China, photos of the BE NICE sign are popping up on social media, proving that Williamson County students and staff are committed to taking this powerful message with them wherever they go!

While September may be Be Nice month, the expectation is that being nice should be an every day experience. Children can lead the way for adults, parents and community leaders to adopt the same principal.


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