Sunday, March 10, 2019

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - March 12, 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. Elementary School Improvement Plan Updates
b. District Improvement Update – Curriculum & Instruction

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. Salary Budget Vote
I recommend adoption of the FY2020 Salary Budget of $57,129,259.00 as part of the total FY2020 Budget of $66,826,115.00 as discussed.
b. Expenditure Budget Vote
I recommend adoption of the FY2020 Expenditure Budget of $9,696,856.00 as part of the total FY2020 Budget of $66,826,115.00 as discussed.
c. Policy First Reading
IJOAB – Extended Field Trips
Administrative Procedures for Student Travel
i. I recommend moving Policy IJOAB – Extended Field Trips to a second reading.
d. Appointment
I recommend the appointment of Mrs. Paula Marano as Director of Student Services for Franklin Public Schools.

4. Discussion Only Items
a. Budget discussion at Town Council - preview 3/13/19

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 the February 26, 2019 School Committee meeting as detailed.
b. FHS Scholarships
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $8,115.00 for scholarships as follows:
$7,500.00 from the Digital Federal Credit Union
$615.00 from Sheila Lima
c. Parmenter Gift
I recommend acceptance of three checks totaling $1,750.00 from Parmenter PCC for field trips as detailed.
d. FHS Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1.44 from K12 for in-house enrichment at FHS as detailed.

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence
a. Budget to Actual – Miriam Goodman
b. Student Activity Accounts Report – Miriam Goodman
c. Franklin Hall of Achievement – (Erin Miller) Dr. Anne Bergen

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

School Committee meeting agenda doc

Document folder for this meeting

Budget discussion memo

Town budget discussion memo

Parmenter School in the sun and snow
Parmenter School in the sun and snow

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