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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“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
FY21 Budget Open Hearing
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 BEDHC. FHS Student Representative Comments
D. Superintendent’s Report
III. Discussion/Action Items
A. Continued payment for hourly employees
I recommend approval of continued payment for hourly employees as detailed.
B. School Calendar 2019-2020
I recommend that the School Committee adjust the 2019-2020 school calendar as detailed.
IV. Discussion Only Items
A. Franklin Public Schools Remote Learning Plan
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 March 10, 2020 School Committee Meeting as detailed.
B. Executive Session Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the Executive Session of the March 10, 2020 School Committee Meeting to be released.
C. Budget Transfers
I recommend approval of the budget transfers as detailed.
D. Athletics Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $136.00 from Agile Sports Technologies for supplemental supplies for Athletics as detailed.
E. FHS Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $25.43 from Ohiopyle Prints for in-house enrichment at FHS as detailed.
F. Oak Street Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $2,029.00 from the Oak Street PCC for field trips as detailed.
G. Music Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $781.00 from the Franklin Music Boosters for in-house enrichment as detailed.
H. Revised Minutes
I recommend approval of the revised minutes from the February 11, 2020 School Committee meeting.
VIII. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen
IX. Payroll Ms. D’Angelo
Links I would bring attention to
- Executive Summary https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget/files/2-exec-summary
- Budget presentation https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget/files/open-hearing-presentation
- Overview A https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget/files/6-overviewa
- Overview B https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget/files/6-overviewb
All the documents released for this budget hearing can be found online
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