The fourth trend:
• The way we think of learning environments is changing. Traditionally, a learning environment has been a physical space, but the idea of what constitutes a learning environment is changing. The “spaces” where students learn are becoming more community-driven, interdisciplinary, and supported by technologies that engage virtual communication and collaboration. This changing concept of the learning environment has clear implications for schools.
As the Franklin community gets into the discussion
1) around the Town budget and the School budget (which is about 50% of the Town budget)
2) on what priorities should be set (classroom instruction vs after school activities, etc.)
let's also consider how our current level service school budget meets the needs of the students. Yes, we are a high performing district. What do we need to do to remain one? (Besides obtaining appropriate funding!)