Monday, September 18, 2023

2 Dave's join this "Chalkboard Chat" to recap the School Committee meeting of 09/12/23 (audio)

FM #1062 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1062 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my recorded conversation with Franklin School Committee member Dave Callaghan and Dave McNeill. We had our conversation in the Franklin TV & Public Radio studio on Friday, September 15, 2023. 

Our primary topic was a recap of the School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, Sep 12. We covered 

  • the opening of schools for 2023-2024 

  • teacher and staff hiring status 

  • District improvement plan

  • budget impacts on middle school afterschool programs, etc. 

  • International trip approval and equity issues it raises

  • upcoming subcommittee meetings 

  • Info on the Comprehensive Facilities Planning Subcommittee and communications with other committees, subcommittees, to ensure all aware

The recording runs about 36 minutes so let’s listen to my “chalkboard chat” with Dave Callaghan and Dave McNeill. Audio file ->


Contact info for Dave Callaghan 

Contact info for Dave McNeill  

School Committee page => 

School budget -> 

Franklin TV video for replay -> 

Meeting packet folder -> 

Agenda doc  ->   

My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting and then in a single PDF for easy reading  

Audio recording of meeting -> 

The “Chalkboard Chat” image was the result of a joint collaboration with Mickayla Callaghan. Thank you!


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2 Dave's join this "Chalkboard Chat" to recap the School Committee meeting of 09/12/23 (audio)
2 Dave's join this "Chalkboard Chat" to recap the School Committee meeting of 09/12/23 (audio)

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