Sunday, May 20, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - May 22, 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.”

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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. Retirees
b. SBIRT Screening – Mr. Peter Light; Ms. Nancy Whitehouse, R.N.

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. Superintendent’s Evaluation
I recommend your approval of the Superintendent’s composite evaluation for the
2017-2018 School year as discussed.
b. Appointment of Franklin TV Board Member
I recommend appointment of Rose Turco to the Franklin TV Board.
c. Policy – 2nd Readings
I recommend adoption of the following policies as discussed:

  • KF-E2 – FHS Building Use
  • KF-E3 – Facility Rental Fee Schedule
  • KF-E4 – Facility

4. Discussion Only Items - none

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. Minutes
I recommend approval of the Open Session Minutes from the May 8, 2018 School Committee Meeting.
b. Executive Session Minutes
I recommend approval of the Executive Session Minutes from the May 8, 2018 School Committee Meeting for release.
c. Transfers
I recommend approval of the Budget Transfers 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. Music Donation
I recommend acceptance of a grant for $500.00 from Music Drives for inhouse
enrichment for the Music Department.
f. Davis Thayer Gifts
I recommend acceptance of donations totaling $1,573.50 Davis Thayer as detailed:

  • Various Donors $325.00 for Supplemental Supplies
  • Robin S. Clark $25.00 for Supplemental Supplies
  • Davis Thayer PCC $1,223.50 for Field Trips

g. Districtwide Gift
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $840.00 for supplemental supplies districtwide as detailed:

  • Commonwealth of MA $500.00
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club $340.00
  • h. Oak Street Gift

I recommend acceptance of a check for $771.00 from the Oak Street PCC for inhouse
enrichment as detailed.
i. FHS Scholarship
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $1,150.00 for Scholarships as follows:

  • Peter Coppola (Andrew Coppola Scholarship) $1,000.00
  • Peter Light (Maureen Sabolinski Scholarship) $100.00
  • Denise Miller (Maureen Sabolinski Scholarship) $50.00

j. Music Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $3,700.00 from Franklin Music Boosters for
in-house enrichment as detailed.

k. Jefferson Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,078.00 from Jefferson Student Council
for Scholarship/Memorial/Donation as detailed.

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence - none

11. Adjournment

The agenda PDF can be found online

The set of documents released for this agenda can be found

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