Sunday, July 26, 2020

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - July 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.


“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. Franklin Public Schools Preliminary Reopening Plan 2020-2021

III. Discussion/Action Items
A. School Calendar 2020-2021

  • I recommend adoption of the revised School Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

B. Policy - 1st Reading

  • I recommend moving Policy FA - Facilities Development Goals to a second reading as discussed.

C. Policy – 2nd Reading/Adoption

  • I recommend adoption of the following policies as discussed:

  1. EEA - Student Transportation Policy
  2. EEA-R - Transportation Policy and Responsibilities
  3. EEAG - Student Transportation in Private Vehicles

IV. Discussion Only Items
A. None

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 July 14, 2020 School Committee Meeting as detailed.
B. FHS Scholarships
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $10,633.22 for FHS scholarships as follows:
$10,000.00 from Stella Wilk’s estate
$633.22 from Ahold Delhaize USA

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.

XI. Return to Open Session

XII. Adjournment

The agenda doc in PDF format can be found

Documents released for this meeting can be found online

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - July 28, 2020
Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - July 28, 2020

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