Monday, May 11, 2020

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - May 12, 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.

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Meeting ID: 813 5749 4092

“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.”

Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance 
Moment of Silence

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. Videos from FHS:
Senior Boys: 
Unified Music:
B. Class of 2020 Commencement, Paul Peri and Bill Klements, Franklin High School
C. Facilities Study - Craig Olsen and Brian Solywoda, Kaestle Boos Associates

III. Discussion/Action Items
A. School Choice Vote
I recommend not accepting any new school choice students for the 2020-2021 school year.

B. Refunds of Fees due to COVID-19 Closure
I recommend that the School Committee refund fees for select programs as detailed.
Spring Sports Fees for 2020 Transportation Fees to Seniors by $35
  • Lifelong Learning Solutions fees since March 13, 2020 and summer fees if programs are cancelled
  • Lunch balances over $10 to seniors, unless families transfer funds to younger siblings

C. Policy - 2nd Reading/Adoption
I recommend adoption of the following policies as detailed;
JFABD (New) – Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services JFABF – Educational Opportunities for Children in Foster Care
JBB – (New) – Educational Equity

D. Policy - 1st Reading
I recommend moving the following policies to a second reading as detailed: EBAB (New) - Pest Management
EBC - Emergency Plans

E. Adjusted School Calendar
I recommend adjusting the 2019-2020 School Calendar so that the May 8, 2020 professional half-day is adjusted to be Friday, May 22, 2020.

IV. Discussion Only Items
A. FY21 Budget Discussion
B. Draft School Committee Schedule

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 28, 2020 School Committee meeting as detailed.
B. Transfers
I recommend approval of the budget transfers as detailed.
C. Scholarship
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,000.00 from Peter Baglione for a FHS Scholarship as detailed.

VIII. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

IX. Payroll Ms. D’Angelo

X. Executive Session
A. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the FEA/RN, FEA/Cafeteria, FEA/ESP, FEA/Secretaries, FEA/Van Drivers as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.
B. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(2) to discuss strategy in preparation for negotiations with Non-Union Personnel.
XI. Adjournment

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Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - May 12, 2020
Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - May 12, 2020

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