Sunday, June 24, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - June 26, 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. Personnel Presentation – Ms. Lisa O’Keefe Trainor, Director of HR

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. Policy – Second Readings/Adoption
I recommend adoption of the following policies as discussed:

  • JQA – Financial Assistance Policy
  • JQA-R – Financial Assistance Application & Procedures
  • EFD – Meal Charge Policy
  • EFD-R – Meal Charge Policy & Procedures
  • JFAA-R – School Admission/Residency

4. Discussion Only Items
a. Annual Report

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]; School Start Times Advisory
Committee [SSTAC]; MASC)

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

7. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the June 12, 2018 School Committee meeting.
b. Executive Session Minutes
I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from the June 12, 2018 School Committee meeting for release.
c. Transfers
I recommend approval of the budget transfers as detailed.
d. FHS Scholarships
I recommend acceptance of 3 checks totaling $5,915.55 for FHS Scholarships as detailed:

  • $340.00 Paul Castelline Scholarship (various donors)
  • $5,000.00 Keiichi Katanosono Scholarship (Katanosono family)
  • $575.55 Keiichi Katanosono Scholarship (various donors)

e. Davis Thayer Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $218.37 from O’Connor Studios for supplemental supplies at Davis Thayer Elementary School.
f. Horace Mann Middle School – Surplus Lights
I recommend approval of the request of Rebecca Motte, Principal of Horace Mann Middle School to declare old lighting as surplus as detailed.

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence

11. Executive Session
a. Negotiations with non-union personnel
b. Strategy discussion with respect to pending litigation

12. Adjournment

The agenda document can be found online

The documents released for this agenda can also be found online

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