This session of the radio show shares my recorded conversation with Franklin School Committee member Dave Callaghan. We had our conversation in person in the Franklin TV Studio on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
Our primary topic was the school budget for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY 2024). The Finance Committee meetings are done, the Town Council held their budget hearings and approved the budget. Coming up at the June 7 are a couple of resolutions to add another approx. $700K to the schools budget. This still leaves the School budget short of what they were asking for and hard choices remain.
One bright spot coming out of the hearing is that there appears to be agreement on trying to do something to address the systemic issues in the school and town budget.
The recording runs about 40 minutes so let’s listen to my conversation with Dave Callaghan. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1003-school-cmte-dave-callaghan-05-31-23
School Committee page => https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee
School budget -> https://www.franklinps.net/fy24budget
Town Administrator’s budget ->
Town Council budget hearings (video & audio links)
May 24 & 25 (budget hearings) - recap & audio links -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/05/audio-recordings-for-1st-of-2-budget.html https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/05/town-council-approves-fy-24-budget_01384873643.html
recap & video links -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/05/town-council-approves-fy-24-budget.html
Finance Committee budget hearings (video & audio links)
May 11 - (FY 2024 budget hearing) public safety (police, fire, dispatch) -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/05/finance-cmte-completes-fy-2024-budget.html
May 10 - (FY 2024 budget hearing) schools (FPS, Tri-County, Norfolk Aggie) recap, audio & video links -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/05/finance-committee-budget-hearing-2-gets.html
May 8 - (FY 2024 budget hearing) general government and DPW (enterprise accounts (sewer, water, solid waste & stormwater) - recap, audio & video links -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/05/fincom-gets-fy-2024-summary-from-town.html
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