Franklin School Committee
March 23, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Meetings are recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon channel 29. Zoom connection info located in the agenda doc linked to below
□ 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.
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence
FY22 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 BEDH
C. FHS Student Representative Comments
D. Superintendent’s Report
A. Jefferson Elementary School Highlights, Sarah Klim, Principal; Kim Booth, Asst. Principal https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/jefferson_presentation_to_the_school_committee_3-23-21.pdf
III. Discussion/Action Items
A. Approval of PreK-12 Curriculum Director Positions
I recommend approval of the PreK-12 Curriculum Director positions as discussed. https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/discussion_action_a_-_positions.pdf
B. Policy- Second Reading / Adoption
I recommend adoption of Policy GBEB - Employee Conduct as discussed.
C. Policy-First Reading
I recommend moving Policy GBEA - Conflict of Interest to a second reading as discussed.
IV. Discussion Only Items
A. Reopening of Schools Status Update (March 19, 2021)
V. Information Matters
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Ad Hoc Supt. Evaluation, 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, Franklin Racial & Social Justice Task Force)
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 9, 2021 School Committee Meeting as detailed.
I recommend acceptance of a check for $6,500.00 from the “Class of 71” for scholarships as detailed.
VIII. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen
IX. Payroll Atty. Pond-Pfeffer
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 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 conduct strategy session in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel.
Meeting packet folder https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/march-23-2021-school-committee-meeting-packet