Wednesday, July 10, 2024

School Committee gets updates on FY 25 budget, redistricting, new website in only July meeting (video)

The Franklin (MA) School Committee met as scheduled Tuesday, July 9 or their only formal session in July. 6 members participated, 5 in chambers, one remote (Gallagher), one was absent (Sompally)

Quick recap:
  • FY 2025 budget update - provided status on the hiring process, 29 open positions, multiple moving parts, jobs posted, recruiting active, some already hired (# not specified). 
  • Awaiting word on possible move of the Town Council to add another $1M at their meeting July 17. These funds, if approved, would be used for non-personnel restoration of programs, supplies, etc.
  • Redistricting status update - work progressing, principals announced, asst principals announcement forthcoming, work on the district alignment progressing, still working toward a release target of Sept/Oct. Date likely to be available later this summer. The info would go to the School Committee for review.
  • New website published as of July 1. Mobile client available for download to Apple or Android devices. Links still being fixed, content generally there and items being added as identified.

Franklin TV video is available for replay ->

My full set of notes captured during the meeting in one PDF ->

new website as of July 1, mobile version available
new website as of July 1, mobile version available

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