Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Survey says: school should start after Labor Day

Survey says, Franklin should start school after Labor Day. This is one of the key results from the survey conducted by the Franklin Public Schools in May/Jun this year. Twice the number of responses were received for the school calendar survey than were received when it was last conducted in 2008.

Other findings from the survey:
  • keep the day before Thanksgiving as a no-school day
  • schedule professional development days on Mondays and Fridays
  • keep the Feb and April vacations however there are enough willing to look at a calendar that would just have a March vacation week

The full survey results will be shared with us later. I'll update this post as soon as they are available.

The modular units at Jefferson were taken down by the DPW already and the landscaping for where they were is already underway.

A new company will be handling some of the van service that had been covered by Franklin's participation in a collaborative. The School Dept will save approx.$80,000 and improve the service with this new company. Parents and students targeted to use this service will be invited to meet at Parmenter sometime later this summer to see the equipment and meet with the company drivers.

The full set of notes from the School Committee meeting reported live on Wednesday can be found here:

For the record, results from the last survey in 2008 can be found here

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