Thursday, August 25, 2016

In the News: Franklin schools prepared, Tri-County forensics class added

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"School officials provides updates this week on their preparations for the new year, set to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 30. 
Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski reported on enrollment shifts, faculty and administration workshops, and bus routes. 
Sabolinski said at Tuesday night's School Committee meeting that although the district's enrollment changes daily, there are certain evident trends. 
"Overall, we're down 139 elementary students, which we anticipated," she said. "Right now, middle school (students are) down eight, while the high school is plus 46."
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"A new forensic science class appears to have caught the interest of Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School students. 
The elective, school officials said, was originally slated to have one section, but will now have three sections of students studying such topics as blood spatter and fingerprinting. 
Class instructor Doreen Erwin said she began lobbying for the course when she started working at the school three years ago. When the opportunity (and budget) presented itself in the middle of last year, she compiled a course description and consulted Franklin High School's forensic program for ideas. 
"It's a personal interest," she said. "Before I started (at Tri-County), I was working in the field of environmental toxicology, which is along a similar line."

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image from Tri-County webpage
image from Tri-County webpage

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