Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Live reporting: Information matters - Consent agenda

4. Discussion Only Items
a. Summer Professional Development and Curriculum Update
(presentation copy to be added later, assuming it is posted to SchComm website) 

summer work funded at about 40K 
** ECDC report card development, more formal and comprehensive than prior
** elementary - integration of units, assessment timelines; Science unit plans to align with recent standard, STEMScopes
math profiles of progress, K-5 website, work on word problems
music curriculum coordination

** middle schools
illustrative math adjustments and planning

** high school
FAA projects reinvention of arts integration, alignment to new standards
capstone project to span junior/senior years
math department working on grading reform, calibrating grading
humanities course, two period, double block (English-Social Studies), funding a seed project
additional AP course development

other projects with Spanish, work by nurses, and special education

focus on cultural proficiency

approx 100 teachers overall worked on the various projects

only one person does curriculum development for the district

5. Information Matters
a. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports 
Budget - met last week to review the adjustment, going to Town Council Weds

Community Relations - Sch Comm at Farmers Mkt - Aug 23, 3-6 PM

Policy - meeting next week, Aug 20

b. School Committee Liaison Reports 

Joint PCC meeting when schools open in Sep
Substance Abuse Task Force
School Wellness Advisory Council [SWAC]; 

6. New Business
a. To discuss any future agenda items
DIP coming next time
new hire and new administrators, maybe some policy as well

7. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the July 23, 2019 School Committee meeting as detailed.
b. End of Year Transfers
I recommend approval of the end-of-year budget transfers as detailed.
c. Surplus Technology Equipment
I recommend declaring the detailed list of technology equipment as surplus.
d. Athletics Donation
I recommend acceptance of a check for $200.00 from the Franklin Newcomers and Friends for participation fees for students who otherwise could not afford for sports, clubs, events, etc.

motion to approve, seconded, passed 6-0

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