Franklin School Committee
November 23, 2021
Municipal Building – Council Chambers 7:00 P.M.
Meetings are recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon channel 29. Any individual who also wishes to record this meeting must obtain explicit permission from the Chair
Vision StatementThe Franklin Public Schools will foster within its students the knowledge and skills to find and achieve satisfaction in life as productive global citizens.
Members of the public are now welcome to attend committee meetings in person. Additionally, in an effort to ensure citizen engagement, citizens will be able to continue to view the public meeting using Zoom. We will use the Zoom Webinar feature. You may view the meeting with the link or phone numbers below. Participants wishing to speak during the Citizen’s Comments portion of the agenda may be asked to raise their hand to be recognized by the Chair. The webinar host may invite the attendee to unmute for comment at the Chair’s direction.
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
A. MCAS Data Presentation: Dr. Tina Rogers and Dr. Linda Ashley
III. Discussion/Action Items
A. Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Job Description
I recommend approval of the new position of Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as discussed. https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/discussion_action_a_-_new_position_dei.pdf
B. Proposal for Optional Mask Wearing by Vaccinated Students/Staff at FHS related to Policy EBCFA Face Coverings
I recommend approval of the proposal for optional mask wearing by vaccinated students/staff at FHS as discussed. https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/discussion_action_b_-_mask_proposal.pdf
IV. Discussion Only Items
A. Open Meeting Law Complaint Response - Ms. Denise Spencer
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; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee)
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 November 9, 2021 School Committee meeting as detailed.
I recommend approval of the budget transfers as detailed.
C. Athletics Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $461.82 from All-American Publishing for supplemental supplies for the Athletics Department as detailed.
D. Annie Sullivan Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $2,100.00 from the Annie Sullivan PCC for in-house enrichment as detailed.
E. Parmenter Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $3,227.12 from the Parmenter PCC for supplemental supplies as detailed.
VIII. Payment of Bills Ms. Spencer
IX. Payroll Ms. Stokes
X. Executive Session
a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to litigation as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the public body and the Chair so declares.b. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the FEA/RN unit as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the Chair so declares.c. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(2) to conduct collective bargaining with the FEA/RN unit as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the Chair so declares, and to return in Open Session.
Meeting packet folder -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/november-23-2021-school-committee-meeting-packet
Meeting agenda doc -> https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/scagenda_11-23-21.pdf
|Franklin, MA: School Committee - Meeting Agenda - Nov 23, 2021|
Post a Comment