Friday, October 2, 2020

FM #356 School Comm Budget SubComm Mtg - 9/29/20 (audio)

FM #356 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 356 in the series.

This shares part of the Franklin, MA School Committee Budget SubCommittee meeting that was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The meeting was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

A quick recap:

  • Given the move from remote to hybrid and that the transportation fee was set for full in person rates, what should the hybrid rate be? The discussion was on a proposal of 40% less as two days are remote. Should set one rate for district, multiple rates too hard to manage
  • Discussion on the ECDC rate IF they were to go fully remote, what should it be? Proposal for a 30% of cost per survey done by the school, full details of the survey not available during meeting
  • Future meetings targeted for committee members, if session are needed, they will be held, if not, they will be canceled

The meeting runs just about 40 minutes, so let’s listen to the meeting of Sep 29, 2020   Audio file =


The agenda doc, including connection info
My notes taken via Twitter during the meeting are summarized here
Photos used in the Twitter thread can be found in the Google photo album

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Business Administrator Miriam Goodman updates the Subcommittee
Business Administrator Miriam Goodman updates the Subcommittee

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