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Franklin, MA: School Committee - Meeting Agenda - Mar 8, 2022 - 7 PM

Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting

Municipal Building - Council Chambers (Virtual Link in Agenda)

Call to Order Ms. Spencer
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
III. Discussion/Action Items
A. Policy 2nd Reading-Adoption
I recommend Adoption of Policy GDQD - Suspension and Dismissal of Support Staff Members as discussed.
B. Policy 1st Readings
I recommend moving the following policies to a second reading as discussed:
  • EBCFA - Face Coverings
  • JICFB - Bullying Prevention & Intervention
  • BEDB – Order of Business
  • BEDH - Public Participation at School Committee Meetings
IV. Discussion Only Items
V. Information Matters
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Supt. Evaluation, Budget, Community Relations/Public Schools Advocacy, Policy and Space Needs & Facilities Analysis Sub Committee)
B. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC, (SATF) Substance Abuse Task Force, (SWAC) School Wellness Advisory Council, SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council), DEI Committee (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion).
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 February 8, 2022 School Committee meeting and February 16, 2022 Special School Committee Meeting as detailed.
  • B. FEF Gift - I recommend acceptance of a check for $12,000.00 from the Franklin Education Foundation as discussed.
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 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.
b. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with non-union personnel. 
c. Executive session pursuant to M.G.L. c.30A, §21(a)(1) to consider an Open Meeting Law complaint against public officers, namely the members of the School Committee, filed with the Committee by Kyle Thompson and dated February 3, 2022.
XI. Adjournment
FY23 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget
FY23 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget

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