Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Live Reporting: School Committee - March 27, 2018

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

1. Routine Business
a. Review of Agenda
no adjustments

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
students not present this evening

d. Superintendent’s Report
huge shout out to music program at MICCA Festival this past weekend
bronze, 8 silver medals and 2 gold medals
showcase Sunday, Apr 8 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester

Fri Apr 6 professional day
some continue from prior days
Davis/Parmenter 3rd workshop with Lesley
Jefferson social emotional theme
Kennedy focus on instructional strategies
Oak St continues committee work
Annie Sullivan/Remington - keys to learning
Horace Mann working on fall orientation

2. Guests / Presentations
a. FY19 Budget Hearing

Superintendent Sara Ahern
Business Administrator Miriam Goodnman

began budget process in October with Workshop (p4)
foundation budget for Franklin per pupil cost at 10,163 determined by state

44% provided by Chapter 70 state funding

$800K of revolving funds non-recurring revenue

$3M increase over FY 18

budget assumptions found on page 14

balanced through use of revolving funds

level service budget plus a few critical needs, page 15
adds for critical needs amount to only $26,000

staffing to be adjusted based upon increased enrollment in some areas and offset by loses, retirements, in other areas, hence budget neutral

two additional critical needs outlined on page 17 should be budget neutral (i.e. assumed to be offset by fee income)

additional FTE proposed on page 18

76% of the budget funds salaries; a total of 85% covers salary and benefits

per pupil costs being calculated at in-district and total by state

below average 33% vs state in the health care and other insurance categories

vote for adoption of budget scheduled for Apr 10
Finance Committee budget hearings in April
Town Council budget hearing in May/June

outstanding needs identified for FY 2020, page 27

good question from one of the boy scouts on how the budget is built.

line item reading and holds for further discussion being made

asst superintendent splitting due to categorization by State

attorney fees cover a multitude of requests; negotiation, policy review, student special ed planning, etc.

2400 less per student than others in the State (on average)

Additional info on the FY 2019 budget can be found

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