Sunday, January 22, 2012

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Jan 24, 2012

Vision Statement
The Franklin Public Schools will foster within its students the knowledge and skills to find and achieve satisfaction in life as productive global citizens.

Mission Statement
The Franklin Public Schools, in collaboration with the community, will cultivate each student's intellectual, social, emotional and physical potential through rigorous academic inquiry and informed problem solving skills within a safe, nurturing and respectful environment.

"The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law."

1. Routine Business
Citizen’s Comments
Review of Agenda
Minutes I recommend approval of the minutes from the January 10, 2012 School Committee Meeting.
Payment of Bills Mrs. McIntyre
Payroll Mrs. Douglas
FHS Student Representatives
Correspondence: none

2. Guests/Presentations
a. FHS Students re: trip to New Hampshire Primary
b. Rep. Jim Vallee and Sen. Karen Spilka
c. Best Buddies Grants
d. ELL Update (presentation doc here)

3. Discussion Only Items
School Choice 2012-2013 (summary doc here)

4. Action Items
a. I recommend not approving any new school choice students for the 2012-2013 school year.
b.I recommend acceptance of the donation of a speaker docking system (valued at $60.00) from Steve and Sara Frielich for ECDC.
c. I recommend acceptance of a check for $3,500.00 from the Jefferson PCC for field trips.
d. I recommend acceptance of a check for 282.66 from Wells Fargo for FHS scholarships.
e. I recommend approval of the recurring field trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands through the World Challenge program in the Summer of 2013 for FHS students as detailed.
f. I recommend acceptance of a check for $500.00 from the Singleton Family Foundation for the FHS Special Education Department.
g. I recommend acceptance of a check for 1751.46 from Lifetouch for the Keller student activity account.
h. I recommend acceptance of a check for 1460.00 from the Franklin Music Boosters for competition fees and transportation of Franklin students.
i. I recommend approval of budget transfers as detailed.

5. Information Matters
Superintendent’s Report

School Committee Sub-Committee Reports
School Committee Liaison Reports

6. New Business
To discuss future business that may be brought before the School Committee.

7. Executive Session
Contractual Negotiations

8. Adjourn

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