Sunday, February 25, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Feb 27, 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.”

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
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c. FHS Student Representative Comments
d. Superintendent’s Report

2. Guests / Presentations
a. FY19 Budget Presentation

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. School Start Times Advisory Committee Appointments
I recommend appointment of School Start Times Advisory Committee members as discussed.
b. Policy – First Reading
I recommend moving the following policies to a second reading as discussed.

  • Policy CBD – Superintendent’s Contract
  • Policy ADF – Wellness Policy

c. Policy – Second Reading
I recommend adoption of the following policies as discussed:

  • BHE – Use of Electronic Communication by School Committee Members
  • BIA – New School Committee Member Orientation
  • BIBA – School Committee Conferences, Conventions and Workshops

d. New Student Activity Account
I recommend approval of the new Student Activity Account at Annie Sullivan Middle School for “Footlighters” as detailed.

4. Discussion Only Items

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 23, 2017 School Committee meeting.
b. I recommend acceptance of a check for $3,000.00 from the New England Patriot’s Foundation for in-house enrichment at FHS.
c. I recommend approval of the request of Leighanne Rudsit for the recurring field trip for the Jazz Band to attend the UNH Jazz Festival on March 10, 2018 as detailed.
d. I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,078.70 from Lifetouch National School Studios for in-house enrichment at Remington Middle School.
e. I recommend acceptance of a check for $4,000.00 from the Davis Thayer PCC for field trips.
f. I recommend acceptance of a check for $10,000.00 from the John and Eunice Morrison Charitable Foundation for a scholarship.

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Adjournment

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

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