Sunday, May 6, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - May 8, 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. Transition Program (Students age 18-22) – Pam Myette, Amanda Notz, Carol

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. Policy – First Readings
I recommend moving the following Policies to a second reading as detailed:
KF-E2 – FHS Building Use
KF-E3 – Facility Rental Fee Schedule
KF-E4 – Facility Rental Fee Schedule FHS

4. Discussion Only Items
a. Update from Dr. Linden regarding Professional Development recently attended

5. Information Matters
a. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Budget; Community Relations;
Policy; Transportation; Public Schools Advocacy; Ad Hoc Superintendent’s
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. Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the April 24, 2018 School Committee meeting.
b. Davis Thayer Gifts
I recommend acceptance of the donation of two check totaling $775.00 from Maureen Sabolinski and Various donors for supplemental supplies for Davis Thayer as detailed.
c. FHS Scholarship
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,000.00 form Peter Baglioni for the Fernando P. Baglioni Scholarship at FHS.
d. RMS Surplus Books
I recommend declaring the list of books as surplus at Remington Middle School as detailed.
e. Oak St. Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $680.00 from the Oak St. PCC for inhouse enrichment as detailed.
x. Music Field Trip-Recurring
I recommend approval of the request of Diane Plouffe to take Music students to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH on June 8, 2018 as detailed.
f. ASMS Surplus Books
I recommend declaring the list of books as surplus at Annie Sullivan Middle School as detailed.
g. 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.

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence
a. Budget to Actual – Miriam Goodman

11. EXECUTIVE SESSION 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 

12. Adjournment

The full set of documents released for the agenda can be found here

NOTE: As of this posting, several of the documents (pertaining to the building use policy and fee schedules) are not available. The error message I interpret as the file is indeed posted but not yet properly permissioned for public viewing.

Note: that some documents are added to this folder after being presented to the School Committee.

Superintendent Ahern presenting an update to the School Committee
Superintendent Ahern presenting an update to the School Committee

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