Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Aug 22, 2017

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.

"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."

the key to learning
the key to learning
1. Routine Business
Citizen’s Comments
Review of Agenda
Minutes: I recommend approval of the minutes from the August 8, 2017 School Committee Meeting.
Payment of Bills Dr. O’Malley
Payroll Mrs. Douglas

2. Guests/Presentations
a. New Superintendent Induction Program – Dr. Irwin Blumer, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents
b. New Hires – 2017-2018 / Introduce new Administrators
c. Student/Parent Handbooks
d. Summer Professional Development recap / September 1 Professional Development Preview

3. Discussion Only Items

  • Unified Basketball Proposal
  • Superintendent’s Entry Plan
  • District Improvement Plan 2017-2018

Policy – First Reading
o BEDB – Order of Business

4. Action Items
a. I recommend adoption of the ECDC Student/Parent Handbook as presented.
b. I recommend adoption of the Davis Thayer Student/Parent Handbook as presented.
c. I recommend adoption of the Jefferson Student/Parent Handbook as presented.
d. I recommend adoption of the Kennedy Student/Parent Handbook as presented.
e. I recommend adoption of the Keller Student/Parent Handbook as presented.
f. I recommend adoption of the Oak Street Student/Parent Handbook as presented.
g. I recommend adoption of the Parmenter Student/Parent Handbook as presented.
h. I recommend adoption of the Horace Mann Student/Parent Handbook as presented.
i. I recommend adoption of the Remington Student/Parent Handbook as presented.
j. I recommend adoption of the Annie Sullivan Student/Parent Handbook as presented.
k. I recommend adoption of the Franklin HighStudent/Parent Handbook as presented.
l. I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $1012.89 from the Davis Thayer PCC for supplemental supplies as detailed.
m. I recommend approval of Unified Basketball proposal as discussed.
n. I recommend acceptance of a check for $500.00 from the Oak Street 5th Grade Class for in-house enrichment.
o. I recommend approval of the 2017-2018 District Improvement Plan as discussed.
p. I recommend moving policy BEDB – Order of Business to a second reading.

5. Information Matters
Superintendent’s Report
School Committee Sub-Committee Reports
a. Policy Sub Committee – Ms. Scofield
School Committee Liaison Reports

6. New Business
To discuss future business that may be brought before the School Committee.
o Public Schools Advocacy Sub Committee
o Ad Hoc Superintendent Evaluation Sub Committee

7. Motion to Adjourn to Executive Session and not return to Open Session – (Roll Call Vote) Dr. O’Malley

8. Executive Session
a. Strategy with respect to litigation

This was shared from the School Committee webpage

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