Sunday, April 26, 2020

Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting - Agenda - Apr 28, 2020

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.

Per Governor Baker’s Executive Order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A sec. 20, the public will not be allowed to physically access this School Committee meeting. Members of the Public can access the meeting via remote conference. The School Committee reserves the right to implement additional remote participation procedures and will notify the public of these procedures as soon as practicable.

LOCATION: Remote participation via ZOOM -- link below

Link to Join Meeting:

OR Call-in Phone Number: Call 1-929-205-6099 and enter the Meeting ID: 94329059693 then press #

“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. none

III. Discussion/Action Items
A. FY21 Budget Vote
I recommend adoption of the FY21 Budget in the amount of $68,767,873.00 as discussed.

B. Policy – First Readings
I recommend moving the following policies to a second reading at the next meeting as detailed:
JFABD (New) – Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services JFABF – Educational Opportunities for Children in Foster Care
JBB – (New) – Educational Equity

C. Policy Elimination
I recommend elimination of Policy JS – Education of Students Identified as Homeless as discussed.

IV. Discussion Only Items
A. Closure Update

V. Information Matters
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Ad Hoc Supt. Evaluation, Ad Hoc Facilities Analysis, Budget, Community Relations/Public Schools Advocacy, Policy, Transportation)
B. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC, Substance Abuse Task Force, School Wellness Advisory Council)

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

VII. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the April 14, 2020 School Committee Meeting as detailed.
B. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the March 10, 2020 School Committee Meeting as detailed.

VIII. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

IX. Payroll Ms. D’Angelo

X. Adjournment

The agenda and associated documents released for this meeting can be found online

Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting - Agenda - Apr 28, 2020
Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting - Agenda - Apr 28, 2020

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