Monday, November 13, 2017

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Nov 14, 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
Organizational Meeting:

  • Swearing in of Members
  • Election of Chair
  • Chair solicits nominations of Vice Chair

1. Routine Business
a. Review of Agenda
b. Citizen’s Comments
i. In the spirit of open communication, “the School Committee will hear public comment not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee Meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment” – from Policy BEDH
c. FHS Student Representative Comments
d. Superintendent’s Report

2. Discussion / Action Items
a. New Coach Positions
I recommend approval of the new coach positions as discussed.

New Student Activities
I recommend approval of the new FHS Student Activities as discussed.

b. Field Trip Request – Chorus (recurring field trip)
I recommend approval of the request of Renee Hersee to take 8th grade chorus students to New York City to see the play “School of Rock” as detailed.

c. Field Trip Request – RMS Math at the Mall (recurring field trip) I recommend approval of the request of Catherine Gallo to take 8th grade Remington MS students to Providence Place Mall on April 13, 2018 as detailed.

3. Discussion Only Items

4. Information Matters
a. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Budget; Community Relations; Policy; Transportation; Public Policy Advocacy; Ad Hoc Superintendent’s Evaluation) 

  • i. Budget Sub Committee – Dr. Bergen

b. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC; Substance Abuse Task Force; School Wellness Advisory Council [SWAC]; MASC) 

  • i. Joint PCC – Dr. Bergen
  • ii. MASC Liaison – Ms. Schultz

5. New Business
a. To discuss any future agenda items

6. Consent Agenda
a. Approval of Minutes – I recommend approval of the Minutes from the October 24, 2017 School Committee Meeting.
b. I recommend approval of Budget Transfers as detailed.
c. I recommend acceptance of checks totaling $1,345.00 from various donors for FHS Scholarship.
d. I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,000.00 from the Special Olympics for in-house enrichment at FHS.
e. I recommend acceptance of the donation of a ukulele lending library, sensory rocking chairs and other learning supplies with an approximate value of $1,680.00 for JF Kennedy.
f. I recommend acceptance of a check for $375.00 from the Remington PCC for field trips.
g. I recommend declaring the attached list of obsolete technology equipment as surplus.
h. I recommend acceptance of a check for $925.00 from the Oak St. PCC for field trips.
i. I recommend acceptance of a check for $490.00 from BJ’s Wholesale Club as a districtwide gift.
j. I recommend acceptance of the donation of $200.00 from Mr. and Mrs. Venkataraman for a scholarship as detailed.
k. I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,896.09 from O’Connor Studios for supplemental supplies & supplemental curriculum materials for Keller Elementary School as detailed.

7. Adjournment

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