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Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Mar 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
c. FHS Student Representative Comments
d. Superintendent’s Report

2. Guests / Presentations
a. FY19 Budget Hearing

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. School Choice Vote
I recommend that the School Committee not accept any new public school choice students for the 2018-2019 school year as discussed.

b. Draft 18-19 School Committee Schedule
I recommend that the School Committee approve of the 2018-19 School Committee meeting schedule as discussed.

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; School Start Times Advisory Committee)

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

7. Consent Agenda
a. Keller Recurring Field Trip
I recommend approval of the request for a recurring field trip for Keller 5th Graders to Roger Williams Zoo, in Providence, RI on Friday, May 11, 2018 as detailed.
b. Jefferson Donation
I recommend acceptance of the donation of sporting equipment valued approximately at $300.00 from Dr. Maureen Sabolinski for supplemental supplies at Jefferson Elementary School.
c. Grant for Jefferson
I recommend acceptance of a check from Martin W. Richard Charitable Grant for $500.00 for supplemental supplies at Jefferson Elementary School as detailed.
d. FHS Senior Pilot
I recommend continued suspension of policy JH – Student Absences for the purposes of the late arrival/early release pilot for seniors at FHS on good standing during quarter 4.
e. Budget Transfers
I recommend Budget Transfers as detailed.

8. Payment of Bills 
Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll 
Mrs. Douglas

pursuant to Purpose 7 (M.G.L. c 30A, Section 21(a)(7) ), to comply with or act under the authority of a general or special law when an open meeting would compromise the purpose for which the executive session is called, with the relevant citations of law being M.G.L. c. 71, §34D and 603 CMR 23.00 et. seq. and 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, which pertain to the confidentiality of student and education records, and to receive legal advice from counsel protected from disclosure under Massachusetts General Law with the relevant citations of law being M.G.L. c. 4, Section 7, clause twenty-sixth, MGL. c. 30A, s. 21 (a) (1), and M.G.L. c. 30A, Section 22 (f).

11. Adjournment

Other documents for the School Committee packet can be found online

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Mar 27, 2018
Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Mar 27, 2018

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