Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Live reporting: School Committee - Sep 24, 2019

Present: Feeley, Linden, Douglas, Scofield, Bergen, Schultz, Zub
Absent: none

1. Routine Business

a. Review of Agenda
no adjustments

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
none this evening

d. Superintendent’s Report

MCAS results just announced
the full district results will be annouced later
Kennedy - for exceeding their targets
Davis Thayer - from high growth measures

strong results across the district, more details later this fall

Student Opportunity Act in the news
multiple proposals about education review and funding revisions
House and Senate joint committee issued their report
looking to establish a 21st century trust fund
accountability measures built in to the proposal

still early goes to Senate first, then House before possibly getting to the Governor for signature
minimal aid, circuit breaker could be a positive impact (addition of transportation for Special Ed)
charter tuition reimbursement, competitive grants available

preview professional development, half day on Friday
staff work directly connected to goals on the school improvement plans
relationship building and social emotional learning

apology to the high school families
a phone call went out at 6 AM instead of the intended scheduled for 6 PM
an accident and a simple mistake, re-looking at communications guidelines

The documents released for this meeting can be found on the School District page
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/september-24-2019-school-committee-packet  Additional documents will be added to this page post meeting (generally during the business day after the meeting)

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