Saturday, September 16, 2023
- Monday, Sept. 18 ~ Main St.
- Tuesday, Sept. 19 ~ Main St., Corbin St. and Emmons St.
- Wednesday, Sept. 20 ~ Elwood Rd., Washington St. and Oak St.
- Thursday, Sept. 21 ~ Beaver St.. and Church St.
|DPW sewer line work street schedule for week of 9/18/23|
Panthers finish the week 3-0 with win over Bishop Feehan 158-166!!CJ Steel & Liam Lewandowski shoot 39 while both Caden Sullivan and Jack Nelson go 40. FHS is now 6-0 on the season.Heading out Monday to take on Nashoba at the International.
|FHS Panther sports results shared via subscription to HockomockSports.com|
School Committee hears of and approves the District Improvement Plan & FHS trip to Far East in 2025 (audio)
FM #1061 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1061 in the series.
The Franklin (MA) School Committee met on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 as scheduled. Six members were present (1 absent - Bernstein).
Update from Superintendent Giguere on school opening, so far good, academic year has opened in heat which everyone worked through, over 800 faculty, over 4600 students
Successfully hired all teachers, down to 11 ESPs needed, 2 open spots for interventionists, thanks to all who were part of the process
Migrant housing update: refers to the press release, DESE also alerted District, families joining on a staggered basis, approx. 25 school age children with the families already housed, collaborating to enroll, register and get them welcomed to the schools, funding assistance to be provided, dollars remain unconfirmed. Updates to be provided as info is available
Introductions of the new administrators from around the district
Next up, the district improvement plan (DIP), slides not yet posted to the meeting folder, so pix will be captured for an album to be shared as we go https://photos.app.goo.gl/LxQbpaU4Ft8qPFS86
Committee members asked and received clarifications on points made during the DIP presentation, in the action items, the DIP was approved as presented by 6-0-1 (6 for, none against, 1 absent)
Presentation on a proposed trip to Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand for spring of 2025. Presentation copy can be found https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/discussion_action_a_-_vietnam-cambodia-thailand_trip.pdf
motion to approve trip as presented was seconded and passed by 6-0-1
Consent agenda was recommended for approval and it passed by 6-0-1
A round of updates from the various subcommittees on meetings held and or scheduled (details in the video and in my notes)
Let’s listen to the School Committee meeting of Sep 12.
The total meeting audio runs about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1061-franklin-ma-school-committee-mtg-09-12-23
School Committee page -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee
Franklin TV video for replay -> https://www.youtube.com/live/G-8ECoHrh8M?si=r9hZow6Jim8WXGxS&t=59
Agenda doc & remote participation info -> https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/scagenda_9-12-23.pdf
My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting and then in a single PDF for easy reading https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QdkJB2fxemPuN_nCWV6Dmq9tdc_QQsIh/view?usp=drive_link
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“The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may, in fact, be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.”
A. Review MASC Updated PoliciesB. EFD - Meal Charge PolicyC. EFD-R - Meal Charge Policy & ProceduresD. Continued Review of Policy Manual
|Franklin School Cmte: Policy Subcommittee agenda for Sep 20 meeting at 6 PM|
Franklin Police recognized by State for Investigation Assistance in Prescription Fraud And Illegal Distribution Scheme
"Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell’s Office has indicted an individual for impersonating physicians to illegally obtain prescription drugs and then selling those drugs for profit as part of an elaborate drug diversion scheme. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Division, Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office and Franklin Police Department.Pascal Girault Jr., also known as Pascal Schnaider Jr. Girault, age 21, of Stoughton, was indicted on Monday, September 11, 2023, by the Statewide Grand Jury in Suffolk Superior Court on 10 counts, including possession with intent to distribute a Class E substance, identity fraud, Medicaid false claims and uttering false prescriptions.The AG’s Office alleges that between September 2021 and May 2022, Girault routinely called pharmacies within Norfolk, Suffolk, and Middlesex County with stolen physician identifications and posed as a physician or a member of the physician's staff to obtain prescriptions for promethazine and promethazine with codeine, which he then sold on the street for profit. The AG’s Office alleges that Girault falsified over two dozen prescriptions, 11 of which were paid for by Medicaid, and in some cases, also obtained azithromycin, an antibiotic commonly known as “Z-Pak”, in an apparent attempt to make his false promethazine prescriptions appear more legitimate."
|Franklin Police recognized by State for Investigation Assistance in Prescription Fraud And Illegal Distribution Scheme|
"You've probably heard the news — federal student loan repayments are starting again in October. But scammers might try and tell you they can help you avoid repayment, lower your payments, or get your loans forgiven — for a price.
Here's how to spot and avoid these scams. Read more -> " https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2023/09/pay-your-student-loans-not-scammers
|Pay your student loans — not scammers|
Friday, September 15, 2023
Friday, September 15
12:00pm - Essential Needs Drive (SAFE Coalition)
1:00pm - Book Sale ($1/book) (Franklin Public Library)
2:00pm - Franklin Farmers Market (Franklin Town Common)
2:00pm - Matt Zajac & Friends (live music) (Franklin Town Common)
2:00pm - CLOSED TODAY - Thrift Threads thrift shop (changing stock for season)
6:00pm - Jamie Barrett (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
6:00pm - Critical Mass (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)
7:30pm - K.O. Trio (live music) (3 Restaurant)
Saturday, September 16
9:00am - Book sale ($1/book) (Franklin Public Library)
10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
1:00pm - Bag sale (books at $5/bag) (Franklin Public Library)
5:00pm - Mexican Independence Day (tickets req'd) (La Cantina Winery)
5:00pm - Patrick Durkin (live music) (Birchwood Bakery)
Sunday, September 17
7:30am - All you can eat Breakfast (Franklin Rod & Gun Club)
1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
Monday, September 18
6:00pm - Senator Rausch Town Hall (Milford Town Hall)
If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication: https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6
The School district calendar is found https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26
|Franklin's Event Outlook: September 15, 2023 to September 21, 2023|