Tuesday, March 24, 2020

FM #228 Superintendent Sara Ahern with Coronavirus Updates 3/22/20

FM #228 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 228 in the series.

This session of the radio show was recorded virtually. Superintendent Sara Ahern and I connected to have this conversation via a conference bridge and recording came out very well as we practiced this new ‘social distance’.

Sara provided some key updates on
  • The rationale behind the decision to close Franklin schools
  • Support services still being provided while closed
  • Meals via the ‘grab and go’ at FHS Monday-Friday from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Teachers reaching out to check in with their students
  • To “keep learning alive”, exploring distance learning and new resources
  • William James Interface Referral Service (available to all of Franklin)
  • Updates made available regularly and in multiple languages

The audio segment runs about 25 minutes, so please listen in to my conversation with School Superintendent Sara Ahern.  Audio file =>

Link to the Superintendents’ messages in multiple languages

The link to the main Franklin Public schools (FPS) page https://www.franklinps.net/

FPS Learning Resources page https://sites.google.com/franklinps.net/fpscommunitylearningresource/home (be sure to explore the links available in the top right corner of this page!)

FPS Coronavirus information portal

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The Town of Franklin Coronavirus Information Portal https://www.franklinma.gov/home/urgent-alerts/coronavirus-information-portal-updates-here


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