Mr. Rappa, a member of the School Committee since the building first opened in 1977, announced plans to step down from his post this past spring after 40 years of dedicated service to the students of Tri-County. He was also a member of the Building Committee prior to construction of the school.
In a unanimous vote on September 21, the School Committee awarded Mr. Rappa the title of “Chairman Emeritus”, thereby ensuring that he maintains his ties to the school in perpetuity.
|Founding School Committee members Robert J. Rappa, of Franklin, |
and Louis E. (Ted) Hoegler, of Walpole, pose for photo
In October 2015, the School Committee renamed the high school’s main office conference room in honor of Rappa and fellow founding School Committee member Louis E. (Ted) Hoegler, of Walpole. They continue to support Tri-County graduates with the Hoegler Rappa Scholarship Fund.
Mr. Rappa has made countless contributions to the Franklin community. He worked as the Town of Franklin’s Treasurer-Collector for many years before moving on to Keefe Insurance Agency, where he worked for 38 years. Mr. Rappa was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Dean Cooperative Bank.