Thursday, March 22, 2018

Live Reporting: School Committee - Mar 22, 2018

Franklin TV is not broadcasting this meeting. Assuming my audio recording works properly, I'll share as soon as I can.

Present: Feeley, Linden, Douglas, Scofield, Bergen, Schultz, Zub
Absent: none

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
end of winter sports, first in 11 divisions/meets, 5 hock champ, 3 sectional, 1 state champ (Cheerleaders)
banquet season, senior coming up Thursday at Lake Pearl
Mar 14 - many participated in the walkout, over 1000 who did participate
Senior Projects starting
Best Buddies prom last Friday at Franklin Elks
color run for Mr K, May 19th

d. Superintendent’s Report
1 - Concession Stand proposal update
they have secured $112K in labor, more in materials, leaving about $30K to raise
they have a plan to close the gap, there is a follow up meeting next week to develop the project plan for demo and construction
adjacent school principals being added to planning group

2 - Commend Food Service Program in work preparing for the recent audit
program commended for eligibilty
meals meet the guidelines, good communications and a fantastic catering program
minimal findings already resolved in an action plan

3 - Jefferson received a 2018 Bridge build grant
to fund a community service project, paint and painting supplies for hallway murals student lead work on the proposal

4 - Family Science Night was a total blast
many families in attendence

5 - kindergarten welcoming events held
Class of 2031

2. Guests / Presentations
a. Project 351 Student Representative ASMS
Brendan O'Leary

conceived as a single day project for 8th graders across the state
ambassadors build a network
fall project at JFK Library to build care packages
spring project for Cradles to Crayons
collecting used clothing, new pajamas, etc.
to make life better for children in need
thanks to Ms Witcoff and all the teachers for nominating me
a one day drop off at school, Apr 2
Mar 26 to Apr 4 at home

dropped at a regional spot, rode a bus to the JFK Library

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