Showing posts with label asst superintendent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label asst superintendent. Show all posts

Monday, April 25, 2022

Back to back School Committee meetings on Tuesday, Apr 26

There are two School Committee meetings scheduled back to back on Tuesday evening. The first meeting scheduled for 6 PM will be an open deliberation on the Superintendent candidate, current Asst Superintendent Lucas Giguere. The second meeting scheduled for 7 PM is the normal 2nd business meeting for the month. It features student science fair award winners in an otherwise 'light' schedule before going into an executive session to continue labor negotiation strategy.

  • Superintendent hiring meetings

Mar 1 - Special meeting on Superintendent hiring featured consultation with MASC Tracy Novick. The audio for this 45 minute session is here  ->

Apr 13 - Special meeting to interview the current Assistant Superintendent Lucas Giguere. Each committee member asked 2 questions each with a brief time check after the first round of questions. The meeting last 65 minutes ->

Agenda for 6 PM meeting -> (note NO Zoom option, only live stream or cable broadcast as well as in person in the Council Chambers = The Zoom option as added during the day on Monday and agenda revised to include it)

  • Regular meeting at 7 PM
Agenda doc (includes remote connection info)

Meeting packet folder

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Apr 26, 2022
Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Apr 26, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Franklin School Committee votes to proceed with Asst Supt Lucas Giguere (audio)

FM #741 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 741 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the Special School Committee meeting held Tuesday, March 1, 2022. 

There is only one item on the agenda, a consideration of internal candidates for Superintendent and how to proceed.

The meeting opened at 6:02 PM and ran approx. 45 minutes. Audio file ->


Meeting agenda-> 

My notes -> 


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Franklin School Committee votes to proceed with Asst Supt Lucas Giguere (audio)
Franklin School Committee votes to proceed with Asst Supt Lucas Giguere (audio)

Sunday, June 30, 2019

School Committee Recap: June 25, 2019

The Franklin, MA School Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 was one of the shortest in recent times (at least of this School Committee term) commencing at 7:00 and completing before 7:40 PM. While short on time, there was a long listing of info shared.

The Superintendent's Report included this item on the summer project work to be done at the schools.

"Summer Projects
Summer is a big time for projects to occur, which can not be accommodated during the schoolyear. This year, we anticipate the following projects will be worked on:
  1. First set of security improvements at selected schools (HMMS/Oak/ECDC; DT andParmenter)
  2. Parmenter canopy structural repairs
  3. HMMS/Oak/ECDC courtyard drainage repairs
  4. Keller-Sullivan Gas fired rooftop units
Ongoing maintenance and upkeep of both indoor and outdoor spaces."

The full Superintendent's Report can be found online

Asst Superintendent Lucas Giguere provided the final reports on the activity during the year for both the Substance Abuse Task Force and the School Wellness Advisory Committee. The one page summaries for both can be found here:
  • Substance Abuse
  • School Wellness

Revised school calendar for 2019-2020 school year

My notes reported live during the meeting:
Live reporting: Information Matters through to Cl...

Live reporting: School Committee - Discussion/Acti...

Live reporting: School Committee - June 25, 2019

raised garden beds at Davis Thayer
raised garden beds at Davis Thayer

Monday, April 9, 2018

Franklin Public Schools: Interview Committee Invitation

Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff of the Franklin Public Schools Community:

We have begun the process of selecting a new Assistant Superintendent of Schools and are seeking two parent volunteers and two faculty volunteers to sit on the Interview Committee. This Committee will serve to interview candidates who have been screened for an initial round of interviews and to recommend finalists to move forward to the Superintendent for the next steps in the process.

Volunteers for this committee must be able to fulfill both of the following time commitments:

  • Tuesday, May 15: Organizational Meeting and Interviews from 3:30 PM-8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 16: Interviews from 3:30 PM-8:00 PM (if needed)

All interviews will take place at the Franklin Public Schools' Central Office.

If you are interested in participating on the Interview Committee, please contact Denise Miller by email at or at 508-553-4819 no later than 4:00 PM Monday, April 23. We will email you by Friday, April 27 to inform you if you have been selected to participate.

Please note that all parents/guardians/staff will have the opportunity to meet the finalist(s) and provide input to the Superintendent before she makes a final decision.

Thank you in advance for your interest in serving on this committee.

Lisa Trainor

Director of Human Resources

Franklin Public Schools: Interview Committee Invitation
Franklin Public Schools: Interview Committee Invitation