FM #1075 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1075 in the series.
The Franklin (MA) School Committee met on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 as scheduled. All seven newly elected members were present.
Superintendent Lucas Giguere opened the meeting and after soliciting nominations for the Chair, conducted the vote to confirm Dave Callaghan as the new Chair. Superintendent then turned the meeting gavel over to Chair Callaghan.
Chair Callaghan solicited nominations for a Vice-Chair and conducted the vote to confirm Dave McNeill. No musical chairs tonight, they'll remain as seated for this session.
The committee was sworn in by Franklin's Town Clerk Nancy Danello when they had gathered but just before the meeting began. The audio recording includes the swearing in while the TV video only began with the formal opening of the meeting and thus did not include this brief piece.
Superintendent's report; full PD day on Nov 7. 56 students by this week expected across all levels; $104/day per student enrolled from the hotel environment. Coordinating with Town and local resources, inclement weather may have an impact as the season progresses, update coming
Migrant is not a good term, new arrival is the better term to be used as there are a variety of statuses within the population
FHS update from Principal Hanna and 2 other assistants, slides being captured via pix which will be shared in one album. "Engagement is all the same as in Disney" "There are moments when things aren't perfect, that is a public high school with 1600 students; the majority of the students are behaving and performing well"
The album with the photos captured of the presentation https://photos.app.goo.gl/Epjj1EDBSFk8X4cT8
Let’s listen to the School Committee meeting of Nov 14. The total meeting audio runs about 90 minutes.
School Committee page -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee
Franklin TV video -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc8T3jv8fGc
My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting and then in a single PDF for easy reading -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M0cTWjQ0zg0L-SwDeswUGh-X5k2eUAcO/view?usp=drive_link
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|(L to R) Dr Paul Griffin, Dave McNeill, All Charles, Dave Callaghan, Erin Ford Gallagher, Ruthann O'Sullivan, KP Sompally|