Wednesday, January 10, 2018

In the News: State primary set for Sep 4; School District seeking input on budget

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The 2018 statewide primary elections will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day, and Secretary of State William Galvin has asked legislative leaders to pay for a five-day early voting period leading up to the primaries. 
The date of the state primary is usually settled without much discussion or public attention, but this year Galvin was required by law to move the primary to an earlier date in September due to a conflict with a Jewish religious holiday. His choice, Sept. 4, is the earliest possible date Galvin could have set for the elections. 
Galvin’s office said his determination came after consultation with House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Acting Senate President Harriette Chandler, and that it comes with a request that the Legislature pay for cities and towns to hold five days of voting before the Sept. 4 primaries. 
“Given the interest we are already seeing in the primaries and the successful implementation of early voting in the 2016 State Election, I believe offering early voting for the State Primaries would provide a greater opportunity for voter participation,” Galvin said in a statement Tuesday morning."

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"The (Medway) school district is seeking public input this week on its upcoming budget, moving up a forum so community input could be better integrated into the process. 
The School Committee will host the forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Town Hall. The event will be followed by the committee’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. 
Superintendent Armand Pires said that though the forum is a yearly occurrence, it usually takes place when the budget is more fully formed. This year, the committee opted to convene the meeting earlier, allowing more leeway for resident suggestions to be taken into account. 
″(The committee) is interested in hearing from parents and community members - identifying priorities in the budget process and having an open dialogue,” he said. “Typically, when this conversation is held, we’re further along in the process.”

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Please stay involved and informed as the Franklin School Committee develops the FY 19 school budget.

School Committee Preliminary Budget Timeline -- FY 19 Budget

  • October 10, 2017 -- School Committee Budget Workshop  (you can find the notes from this meeting and audio here
  • December, 2017 - Budget Subcommittee Meetings
  • December, 2017 and January, 2018 -- Budget Development with Principals
  • January -- March, 2018 -- Budget Subcommittee Meetings
  • February 13, 2018 - Community Forum at FHS Lecture Hall with Senators Ross and Spilka, and Representative Roy (additional details to be released)
  • February 27, 2018 -- Proposed FY 19 Budget presented to School Committee
  • March 13, 2018 -- School Committee Budget Discussion
  • March 27, 2018 -- Budget Public Hearing
  • April 10, 2018 -- School Committee adoption of FY19 budget
Davis Thayer School in the snow
Davis Thayer School in the snow

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