Sunday, January 21, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Jan 23, 2018

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
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. Guests / Presentations
a. SIP Program Updates (Elementary/Middle Schools)
b. Superintendent’s Entry Plan – Report of Findings

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. Policy – First Readings
I recommend moving the following policies to a second reading as discussed:

b. Policy – Second Reading
I recommend adoption of the following policy as discussed:
BDF – Advisory Committees to the School Committee

c. Baseball Trip Proposal
I recommend approval of the request of Tom Angelo/Zach Brown for the FHS Baseball team to travel to Cooperstown, NY for a tournament with Natick Baseball team/Hall of Fame Tour from April 15-16, 2018 as detailed.

d. DECA Trip Proposal
I recommend approval of the DECA Trip to Boston on March 8-10, 2018 as detailed.

e. New Coaching Positions
I recommend approval of new coaching positions as detailed.

f. New Revolving Account at FHS for AP Exams
I recommend approval of a new revolving account at FHS for AP Exams as detailed.

4. Discussion Only Items
a. School Start Times Advisory Committee Update

5. Information Matters
a. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Budget; Community Relations; Policy; Transportation; Public Schools Advocacy; Ad Hoc Superintendent’s Evaluation)
b. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC; Substance Abuse Task
Force; School Wellness Advisory Council [SWAC]; MASC)

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

7. Consent Agenda
a. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the January 9, 2018 School Committee meeting.
b. I recommend approval of Budget Transfers as detailed.
c. All-State Music Festival Recurring Field Trip Proposal
I recommend approval of the request of Leighanne Rudsit to take Music Students to Boston Seaport Hotel for the All State Music Festival from March 1 – 3, 2018 as detailed.
d. Hockey Tournament Recurring Trip Proposal
I recommend approval of the request of Chris Spillane (Varsity Head Coach) to take the FHS Varsity Hockey Team to Barnstable High School February 21-22, 2018 for a tournament as detailed.
e. I recommend acceptance of five checks totaling $3,799.80 from the Parmenter PCC for field trips as detailed.
f. I recommend acceptance of a check for $32,355.00 from the Franklin Education Foundation for districtwide grants.
g. I recommend acceptance of a check for $625.00 from the JFK PCC for field trips as detailed.
h. I recommend acceptance of a check for $854.55 from All American Publishing for in-house enrichment for the FHS Athletic Department.
i. I recommend acceptance of the donation of a Baritone Horn valued at $300.00 from Paul Sackley for Annie Sullivan Middle School Band.
j. I recommend acceptance of 3 checks totaling $4,825 from Franklin Music Parents for in-house enrichment for districtwide music.

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Adjournment

The documents released for this meeting can be found on the Town of Franklin webpage

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