Showing posts with label Executive Session. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Executive Session. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

School Committee contract negotiation sessions scheduled for Executive session

 
Franklin Public Schools - Franklin School Committee
Contractual Negotiations
January 26, 2023 - 10:30 - 12PM
  • Van Drivers 

Franklin Public Schools - Franklin School Committee
Contractual Negotiations
January 27, 2023  - 3:15-4:45PM 
  • ESP/LPN 

Franklin Public Schools - Franklin School Committee
Contractual Negotiations
February 7, 2023 - 2-3:30PM
  • Cafeteria 


Franklin Public Schools - Franklin School Committee
Contractual Negotiations
February 7, 2023 - 3:30-5PM
  • Secretaries 

FSchool Committee contract negotiation sessions scheduled for Executive session
School Committee contract negotiation sessions scheduled for Executive session

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Franklin, MA: School Committee Agenda - January 24, 2023

Franklin School Committee 
January 24, 2023 - 7:00 PM
Municipal Building – Council Chambers 

Call to Order Ms. Spencer
Pledge of Allegiance 
Moment of Silence

I. Routine Business
A. Review of Agenda
B. Payment of Bills Mr. McNeill 
C. Payroll Ms. Spencer
D. FHS Student Representative Comments
E. Superintendent’s Report

II. Guests/Presentations
A. FHS Program of Studies Update - Josh Hanna

III. Discussion/Action Items
A. Policy Second Reading / Adoption
I recommend adoption of the following policies as discussed:
1. JLCD - Administering Medicines to Students
2. JLCD-1 - Anaphylaxis Procedure
3. EBCD - Emergency Closings
4. GBI - Political Activities of Staff
B. Westborough’s request to join ACCEPT Collaborative
I recommend approval of the Westborough Public School district to join ACCEPT Collaborative as discussed.
IV. Discussion Only Items
A. 2023-2024 School Committee Meeting Schedule - DRAFT
B. ACCEPT Collaborative Quarterly Report

V. Information Matters
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports
B. School Committee Liaison Reports

VI. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the January 10, 2023 School Committee Meeting as detailed.
B. Transfers
I recommend approval of the budget transfers as detailed.
C. FHS Trip to Greece
I recommend approval of the request of Ms. Cullinan & Ms. Reilly to take FHS students to Greece from April 11 - 20, 2024 as presented at the 1/10/23 School Committee Meeting.
D. JFK Recurring Field Trip
I recommend approval of the request of the JFK Gr 2 Team to take JFK 2nd Graders to Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI on June 2, 2023 as detailed.
E. RMS Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1503.36 from Lifetouch/Shutterfly LLC for in-house enrichment at RMS as detailed.
F. Music Gift
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $5,964.00 from Music Parents for in-house enrichment as detailed.
G. New Math NHS Club
I recommend approval of the request of Jennifer Santosuosso to create a new Math National Honor Society Club as detailed.

VII. Citizen’s Comments

VIII. New Business
To discuss any future agenda items

IX. Executive Session
a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Van Drivers, Cafeteria, ESP/LPN and Secretaries units as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.
X. Adjournment

The agenda doc includes remote participation info ->

The packet folder containing all the docs released for the meeting (and those that will be released after the meeting) ->

Franklin, MA: School Committee Agenda for Meeting Jan 24, 2023
Franklin, MA: School Committee Agenda for Meeting Jan 24, 2023

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Franklin School Committee - Contractual Negotiations - Multiple Executive Sessions scheduled for Jan 9

Franklin Public Schools - Franklin School Committee
Contractual Negotiations
January 9, 2023

  • Van Drivers - 11:30 - 1 PM
  • Cafeteria - 3-4 PM
  • ESP/LPN - 4-5 PM
  • Secretaries - 5-6 PM
Municipal Building 3rd Floor Training Room

A G E N D A
"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."
1. Call to Order

2. Executive Session
a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Van Drivers, Cafeteria, ESP/LPN and Secretaries units as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.
b. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(2) to conduct collective bargaining sessions with the Van Drivers, Cafeteria, ESP/LPN and Secretaries units.


Shared from   https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/negotiationa_agenda_-_1-9-23.pdf 

Franklin School Committee - Contractual Negotiations - Executive Session scheduled for Jan 9, 2023
Franklin School Committee - Contractual Negotiations - Executive Session scheduled for Jan 9, 2023

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Town Council approves open space purchase, Town Administrator contract, annual alcohol license renewals, and more (audio)

FM #900 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 900 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Town Council meeting held in Council Chambers on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. All 9 members of the Council were present in the Council Chambers.


Quick recap:

APPOINTMENTS

a. Mark LePage - Conservation Commission

b. Alison Rheaume - Disability Commission

c. Francesca Ricci - Disability Commission

d. Lloyd (Gus) Brown - Sealer of Weights and Measures


LICENSE TRANSACTIONS

a. 2023 Annual Alcohol License Renewals - See attached 2023 Town of Franklin Alcohol Licenses Renewals


PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION

a. Franklin Library Association Presentation of Gift - Scott Nolan, President, FLA

b. Snow Removal Presentation: Robert “Brutus” Cantoreggi, Director of Public Works


Legislation for Action

d. Resolution 22-88: Local Acceptance of MGL Ch40, Section 5B, Fourth Paragraph

e. Resolution 22-89: Creation of the Massachusetts Statewide Opioid Settlement Stabilization Fund, as Authorized b GL Chapter 40, Section 5B


f. Resolution 22-90: Authorization of and Appropriation for Purchase of Three Parcels of Unimproved Land 


g. Resolution 22-91: Authorization for Town Administrator to Submit American Rescue Plan Act Applications to Norfolk County 


i. Resolution 22-95: Gift Acceptance - Recreation Department ($109,832.25)


Executive session, return approx. 35 mins later


b. Resolution 22-94: Salary Schedule: Full-Time Elected Official - Town Clerk 

a. Vote on approving Administrator contract, subject to Executive Session outcome

i. Legislation for action: 1. Resolution 22-93: Approval of Town Administrator’s Contract 


The recording runs about 2 hours and 16 minutes, so let’s listen to the Town Council meeting on December 14, 2022. (Due to the Executive Session, approx. 35 minutes, the total time on Wednesday was longer. The recording excludes the Executive Session but does include the return to open meeting).


Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-900-franklin-ma-town-council-mtg-12-14-22


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Meeting agenda and documents released for this session ->

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/dec_14_tc_mtg_agenda-revised.pdf


The Snow presentation ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8b._snow_presentation.pdf


Watch the Franklin.TV video replay on YouTube ->  https://youtu.be/qVbiUMlcbL8


My notes in one threaded PDF document -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TT_f9Y9eVXExUtjlcCD2XKtSTjcwG582/view?usp=share_link 



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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


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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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Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda & Documents for Dec 14, 2022 7:00 PM
Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda & Documents for Dec 14, 2022 7:00 PM

Friday, December 16, 2022

Franklin Town Council closes out last meeting of 2022 with approval of an open space purchase to reach 200 acres in about 18 months (video)

The Franklin Town Council meet for the last time in the 2022 calendar year on Dec 14, 2022. The last agenda was a full one even after revising it to remote a couple of items for a future session.

After about 2 hours and 10 minutes, they entered Executive Session and returned after approx. 35 minutes to approve two more items and then close the meeting.

The Franklin TV video replay is available here -> https://youtu.be/qVbiUMlcbL8

The full agenda doc also contains remote participation info ->

My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting (in 1 PDF file)

The meeting audio and my recap will be shared in a day or so.

Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda & Documents for Dec 14, 2022 7:00 PM
Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda & Documents for Dec 14, 2022 7:00 PM

Franklin School Committee - Contractual Negotiations - Executive Session scheduled for Jan 9, 2023

Franklin Public Schools - Franklin School Committee
Contractual Negotiations
January 9, 2023

  • Van Drivers - 11:30 - 1 PM
  • Cafeteria - 3-4 PM
  • ESP/LPN - 4-5 PM
  • Secretaries - 5-6 PM
Municipal Building 3rd Floor Training Room

A G E N D A
"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."
1. Call to Order

2. Executive Session
a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Van Drivers, Cafeteria, ESP/LPN and Secretaries units as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.
b. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(2) to conduct collective bargaining sessions with the Van Drivers, Cafeteria, ESP/LPN and Secretaries units.


Shared from   https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/negotiationa_agenda_-_1-9-23.pdf 

Franklin School Committee - Contractual Negotiations - Executive Session scheduled for Jan 9, 2023
Franklin School Committee - Contractual Negotiations - Executive Session scheduled for Jan 9, 2023

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

CANCELED -> Franklin School Committee - Committee scheduled to meet in Executive Session - Dec 13

Updated to Canceled on Monday, Dec 12, 2022
https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee/agenda/canceled-negotiations-sub-committee-meeting

Franklin Public Schools
Franklin School Committee - Stipend Committee
December 13, 2022 - 4:00 PM
Municipal Building 3rd Floor Conference Room

A G E N D A
"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."
1. Call to Order

2. Executive Session
a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to
collective bargaining with the FEA/RN unit as an open meeting may
have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School
Committee and the chair so declares.
b. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(2) to conduct collective bargaining
sessions with the FEA/RN unit.


The agenda doc can be found on the FPS page ->   https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/stipend_agenda_-_12-13-22.pdf

Stipend Committee scheduled to meet in Executive Session - Dec 13
Stipend Committee scheduled to meet in Executive Session - Dec 13

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda & Documents for Dec 14, 2022 7:00 PM

FRANKLIN TOWN COUNCIL
Agenda & Meeting Packet
December 14, 2022 - 7:00 PM

Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building, 2nd floor, Council Chambers 355 East Central Street

1. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
a. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.
b. Chair to identify members participating remotely.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to three minutes on a matter that is not on the agenda. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
a. November 2, 2022
b. November 16, 2022 
 
4. PROCLAMATIONS / RECOGNITIONS - None Scheduled.

5. APPOINTMENTS
a. Mark LePage - Conservation Commission
b. Alison Rheaume - Disability Commission
c. Francesca Ricci - Disability Commission
d. Lloyd (Gus) Brown - Sealer of Weights and Measures

6. HEARINGS - 7:00 pm - None Scheduled.

7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS
a. 2023 Annual Alcohol License Renewals - See attached 2023 Town of Franklin Alcohol Licenses Renewals   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/7a_licenses.pdf
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. Franklin Library Association Presentation of Gift - Scott Nolan, President, FLA
b. Snow Removal Presentation: Robert “Brutus” Cantoreggi, Director of Public Works  
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8b._snow_presentation.pdf
9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Resolution 22-86: Gift Acceptance - Franklin Public Library ($70,000)
b. Resolution 22-87: Gift Acceptance - Veterans’ Services Department ($565)
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-87 - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9b._gift.pdf
c. Bylaw Amendment 22-888: Chapter 170, Vehicles And Traffic, Section 170-22, Subsection A, Location of Stop Signs - First Reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 22-888 to a second reading - Majority Roll Call Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9c._22-888_stop_signs.pdf
d. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 22-889: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at  Chapter 185, Attachment 7. Part VI, Use Regulations Schedule: Residential Uses
(Motion to Refer Zoning Bylaw Amendment 22-889 to the Planning Board - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9d_1.pdf
e. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 22-890: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at  Chapter 185, Section 51.  (Motion to Refer Zoning Bylaw Amendment 22-890 to the Planning Board - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9e._22-890.pdf
f. Resolution 22-88: Local Acceptance of MGL Ch40, Section 5B, Fourth Paragraph
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-88 - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9f._22-88.pdf
g. Resolution 22-89: Creation of the Massachusetts Statewide Opioid Settlement Stabilization Fund, as Authorized b GL Chapter 40, Section 5B (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-89 - Two-Thirds Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9g._1_-_resolution_22-89_-_town_council_creation_of_the_opiod_settlement_stabilization_fund.pdf
h. Resolution 22-90: Authorization of and Appropriation for Purchase of Three Parcels of Unimproved Land (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-90 - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9h.pdf
i. Resolution 22-91: Authorization for Town Administrator to Submit American Rescue Plan Act Applications to Norfolk County (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-91 - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/91._22-91.pdf
j. Resolution 22-92: Cable Funds in Support of PEG Service and Programming per MGL Ch. 44, §53F3/4 (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-92 - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9j._22-92.pdf

10. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

11. SUBCOMMITTEE & AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Capital Budget Subcommittee
b. Economic Development Subcommittee
c. Budget Subcommittee
d. GATRA Advisory Board

12. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

13. COUNCIL COMMENTS

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. Exception #2: Contract negotiations with non-union personnel, namely: Town Administrator
b. Exception #3: Strategy with respect to collective bargaining: Police Patrol, Police Sergeants and Fire Department unions

15. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
a. Vote on approving Administrator contract, subject to Executive Session outcome
i. Legislation for action:
1. Resolution 22-93: Approval of Town Administrator’s Contract (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-93 Majority Vote)
b. Resolution 22-94: Salary Schedule: Full-Time Elected Official - Town Clerk (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-94 - Majority Roll Call Vote)

16. ADJOURN

Note: Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting

The full agenda doc also contains remote participation info ->

Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda & Documents for Dec 14, 2022 7:00 PM
Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda & Documents for Dec 14, 2022 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Franklin School Committee - Committee scheduled to meet in Executive Session - Dec 13

Franklin Public Schools
Franklin School Committee - Stipend Committee
December 13, 2022 - 4:00 PM
Municipal Building 3rd Floor Conference Room

A G E N D A
"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."
1. Call to Order

2. Executive Session
a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to
collective bargaining with the FEA/RN unit as an open meeting may
have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School
Committee and the chair so declares.
b. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(2) to conduct collective bargaining
sessions with the FEA/RN unit.


The agenda doc can be found on the FPS page ->   https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/stipend_agenda_-_12-13-22.pdf

Stipend Committee scheduled to meet in Executive Session - Dec 13
Stipend Committee scheduled to meet in Executive Session - Dec 13

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Community Preservation Cmte gets updates on projects, approves schedule for 2023 and more (audio)

FM #893 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 893 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Community Preservation Committee meeting held in Council Chambers on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. 


Chair C Feeley, M Doyle, J Livingstone, P Malcolm,W Simarian, R Power (remote), L Oxford  [D McNeill, M Giardino absent]

Town Administration: J Hellen, A Alleyne,  


The meeting approved the minutes of the prior meeting via roll call vote (7-0-2; 7 for, 0 against, 2 absent). 


Motion to accept the proposed meeting scheduled for 2023, seconded, passes via voice vote (7 for, 0 against, 2 absent)


Town Administrator Jamie Hellen provides project updates on work underway

  • Red Brick School exterior renovation - doors and windows backordered

  • Nason St Tot lot site prep work being done now in advance of renovation in the spring

  • King St Memorial Field estimate and draft depiction of the field layout and work proposed. Timeline and funding remains TBD. Would be adding pickleball courts, would be including a paved path all around the park, would also be adding parking; questioned on if handicap access for the community garden is considered? I added that when the garden opened in 2010, it did have stonedust entrance and among the first four beds on each side of the main gate. It was covered with mulch a few years ago. The base likely could be restored.


Jamie also provided a financial update, it had a minor error and would be further enhanced to better reflect what was approved vs allocated vs. spent, etc.


Committee entered executive session via roll call vote not to return to open meeting  (7 for, 0 against, 2 absent)


The recording runs about 22 minutes, so let’s listen to the Community Preservation Committee discussion on Dec 6, 2022.


Audio file -> 
https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-893-community-preservation-cmte-mtg-12-06-22


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Meeting agenda =>   

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/2022-12-06_cpa_agenda_packet.pdf 


My notes -> (note my vote tallies were off, there were 3 chairs empty but 1 member was remote so it should have been 7-0-2 [not 6-0-3[)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uBAa-GVCyoWXbh_svh0EwKscfrE326yO/view?usp=share_link 



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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


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.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Community Preservation Cmte gets updates on projects, approves schedule for 2023 and more (audio)
Community Preservation Cmte gets updates on projects, approves schedule for 2023 and more (audio)