Sunday, November 25, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Nov 27, 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. MCAS Presentation – Dr. Joyce Edwards

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. Superintendent’s Goals
I recommend approval of the Superintendent’s Goals as discussed.

b. Policy – First Read
I recommend moving Policy INJDD – Social Media Policy to a second reading as

c. Capital FY19 Approval
I recommend approval of the FY19 Capital as discussed.

4. Discussion Only Items
a. FEA – Donna Grady, President

b. Class Size Information – FHS and Middle Schools

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 of your November 13, 2018 School Committee meeting as detailed.
b. Music Department Surplus
I recommend the request of Diane Plouffe to declare the attached list of antiquated or broken music equipment as surplus.
c. Athletic Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $960.75 from All American Publishing for the FHS Athletic Dept. in-house enrichment as detailed.
d. FHS Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $37.48 from Ohiopyle Prints for in-house enrichment at FHS as detailed.
e. Davis Thayer Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $968.32 from O’Connor Studios for inhouse enrichment at Davis Thayer as detailed.
f. FHS Donation
I recommend acceptance of the donation of a synthesizer/controller/workstation with powered speakers and a studio worktable valued at approximately $2,500.00 from Alan and Donna Adams for the Franklin High School as detailed.
g. Oak Street Gift
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $1,300.00 from the Oak St. PCC for field trips as detailed.
h. HMMS Music Dept. Donation
I recommend acceptance of the donation of a flute from Sharon Whalen for the HMMS Music Department.
i. RMS Trip
I recommend approval of the recurring request of the Remington Adventure Club to travel to Rock Spot in Lincoln, RI on December 13, 2018 as detailed
j. DECA Trip
I recommend approval of the request of Miguel Carmo to take the FHS DECA Club to Boston from March 7, 2019 to March 9, 2019 for the DECA State Competition as detailed.

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence

11. Executive Session
a. Strategy with respect to collective bargaining.

12. Adjournment

new sign at Parmenter School
new sign at Parmenter School

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