Sunday, February 5, 2012

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Feb 7, 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 24, 2012 School Committee Meeting.
Payment of Bills Mrs. McIntyre
Payroll Mrs. Douglas
FHS Student Representatives
Correspondence 1. Budget to Actual

2. Guests/Presentations
a. Horace Mann Middle School Update – Shawn Fortin
b. Special Education Update – Beth Fitzmaurice (presentation document)
c. New Head Injury Policy Presentation – Sally Winslow, Nancy Whitehouse, Brad Sidwell (presentation document)

3. Discussion Only Items
Student Conduct Policy Changes

Policies – First Readings
1. JAB – Handbooks Are Policy
2. JIC – Student Conduct (new)
3. JIC – Student Conduct (old)
4. JIC-E – FHS Code of Conduct
5. JICH-R – Drug and Alcohol Use by Students
6. JJICA – Athletics in Public Schools
7. JJICA-E – Athletics Policies During Sports Season
8. JK – Student Discipline
9. JKBA – Academic Suspension

4. Action Items
a. I recommend acceptance of a check for $2,000.00 from the Keller Elementary School PCC for field trips and enrichment.
b. I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,800.00 from Edith and David Kirk for in-house enrichment at Remington Middle School.
c. I recommend acceptance of two checks ($740.00 & $810.00) totaling $1,550.00 from the Franklin Music Boosters for student music competition fees and transportation.
d. I recommend approval of the Field Trip request of the Sub-Separate Special Education Class at FHS to the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence, RI on March 8, 2012 to see Seussical the Musical.
e. I recommend acceptance of the donation of a plotter for the FHS CAD Program from Ai3 Architects.
f. I recommend approval of the request of Mr. Joseph for a field trip for 5th graders to Roger Williams Zoo on May 4, 2012 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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