Sunday, March 27, 2022

Talking schools with Superintendent Sara Ahern - 03/22/22 (audio)

FM #759 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 759 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin Public Schools Superintendent Sara Ahern. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about 

  • FY 2023 budget overall/timeline

  • Multiple central office and district positions open, hiring in process

  • Equity audit - report due approx. May 2022

  • Critical conversations - March 24 (will update to include the link to recording when available)

  • DECA, cheerleaders, winter sports performance overall, spring starting practices

The recording runs about 39 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Sara

Audio file ->


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready

School budget info FY 2023 (and prior available) 


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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Superintendent Sara Ahern
Superintendent Sara Ahern

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