Sunday, October 27, 2019

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Oct 29, 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.”

I. Routine Business
A. Review of Agenda
B. Citizen’s Comments
In the spirit of open communication, “the Committee will hold a public participation segment (also called Citizen’s Comments) about matters 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 …. The Committee will hear public comments related to an agenda item when the Chair deems appropriate during the Committee meeting. Topics for discussion during the meeting must be limited to those items listed on the Committee meeting agenda for that evening …. ” - from Policy BEDH
C. FHS Student Representative Comments
D. Superintendent’s Report

II. Guests/Presentations
A. Recognitions
B. ECDC Developmental Summary

III. Discussion/Action Items
A. ECDC Developmental Summary
I recommend approval of the ECDC Developmental Summary as presented.
B. Superintendent’s Evaluation – Goals
The Chair recommends approval of the Superintendent’s Goals as detailed.
C. MASC Delegate
I recommend the committee appoint Anne Bergen as its MASC Delegate at the November MASS/MASC Joint Conference.
D. MASC Resolutions
I recommend approval of the following MASC Resolutions as detailed:
  1. Resolution 1: Banning Polystyrene from Schools
  2. Resolution 2: Pertaining to Educator Diversity and Professional Licensure
  3. Resolution 3: School Transportation
  4. Resolution 4: Climate Change
  5. Resolution 5: Full Funding of Transportation Costs for Students in Foster Care and State Care
  6. Resolution 6: Universal Quality Pre-Kindergarten Access in Massachusetts
  7. Resolution 7: Poverty and Children
  8. Resolution 8: Resolution for Access to Menstrual Supplies
  9. Resolution 9: Charter School Reform
E. Policy First Readings
I recommend moving the following policies to a second reading as discussed:
  • a) KF – Community Use of School Facilities
  • b) KF – E1 – Rules and Regulations
  • c) KF – E2 – FHS Building Use
  • d) KF – E4 – FHS Fee Schedule

IV. Discussion Only Items
A. October 1 Enrollment Report

V. Information Matters
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Budget, Community Relations, Policy, Transportation)
B. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC, Substance Abuse Task Force, SWAC)

VI. New Business
A. To discuss any future agenda items

VII. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from your October 15, 2019 School Committee meeting as detailed.
B. Transfers
I recommend approval of the budget transfers as detailed.
C. Music Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,620.00 from various music parents for in-house enrichment at FHS as detailed.
D. FHS Athletics Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $954.28 from All American Publishing for Supplemental Supplies as detailed.
E. Cello Donation
I recommend acceptance of the donation of a new Strobel 4/4 Cello (valued at $3,259.99) from Monica & David Mann for supplemental supplies at Annie Sullivan Middle School as detailed.

VIII. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

IX. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

X. Adjournment

The agenda and documents released for this meeting can be found on the Schools page

handicap access improvements at Parmenter School made recently
handicap access improvements at Parmenter School made recently

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