Monday, January 21, 2019

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Jan 22, 2019

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. FHS Program of Study
b. FY20 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. 2019-2020 School Calendar
I recommend adoption of the 2019-2020 School Calendar as discussed.
b. Policy – 2 nd Readings/Adoption
I recommend adoption of the following policies as discussed:

  • (NEW) INJDD – Social Media Policy
  • JFAA-E1 – Residency Statement
  • LB – Relations with Other Schools & School Districts

4. Discussion Only Items
a. None Proposed

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 your January 8, 2019 School Committee Meeting.
b. Transfers
I recommend approval of the transfers as detailed.
c. Veteran’s Auditorium Concert Recurring Trip
I recommend approval of the request of Mary MacMurray to take students to the
Veteran’s Auditorium in Providence, RI for a concert on May 21, 2019 (Parmenter) and May 24, 2019 (JFK) as detailed.
d. DECA Competition Recurring Trip
I recommend approval of the request of Miguel Carmo to take FHS DECA Students to Orlando, FL from 4/27/2019 through 5/1/2019 for the International Competition as detailed.

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence

11. Executive Session
a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the FEA/RN unit as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

12. Adjournment

The agenda doc can be found

The documents released for this meeting can be found

Davis Thayer sign before the snow
Davis Thayer sign before the snow

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