Monday, October 22, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Oct 23, 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. none

3. Discussion / Action Items

a. Policy – Second Readings
I recommend adoption of the following policies:
i. JFABE – Education Opportunities for Military Children
ii. JFABF – Education Opportunities for Children in Foster Care
iii. BCA – School Committee Member Ethics

b. MASC Resolutions
I recommend adoption of the following MASC Resolutions as discussed:

  1. Rejecting the Arming of Educators
  2. On Small and Rural Districts
  3. Elimination of the Federal Department of Education
  4. Regional School Transportation
  5. Regarding Reporting and Accountability Standards
  6. Regarding Reproductive Health Education
  7. On Gender Identity Inclusive Athletic Participation Policy
  8. Relative to Sports Wagering
  9. Relative to Access to Information for Parents and Students Who Are Clients of Special Education
  10. Proposal to Amend the MASC By-Laws

View the MASC resolutions here

4. Discussion Only Items
a. BICO Quarterly Information Update
b. Enrollment Data Update

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]; 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 September 25, 2018 School Committee meeting.
b. Executive Session Minutes
I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from your September 25, 2018 meeting to be released.
c. NYC Field Trip Request
I recommend approval of the recurring request of Diane Plouffe to take approximately 50 Middle School Chorus students to New York City to see “Once On This Island” on May 11, 2018 as detailed.
d. Parmenter Gift
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $1,755.00 from the Parmenter PCC for field trips as detailed.
e. Music Gift
I recommend acceptance of the donation of $1,230.00 from various music parents for in-house enrichments as detailed.
f. JFK Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $725.00 from the JFK PCC for field trips
as detailed.
8. Payment of Bills - Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll - Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence
a. Budget to Actual – Miriam Goodman

11. Adjournment

The documents released for this meeting can be found on the Town of Franklin page
MASC resolutions

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