Saturday, November 19, 2022
Saturday, September 10, 2022
School Committee - Meeting Agenda
Municipal Building - Council Chambers (Virtual Link in Agenda)
- A. Review of Agenda
- B. Payment of Bills Ms. Spencer
- C. Payroll Ms. Stokes
- D. FHS Student Representative Comments
- E. Superintendent’s Report
- A. DLI Presentation
I recommend adoption of the following policies as discussed:
- ADC – Tobacco Products on School Premises Prohibited
- AC - Nondiscrimination
- ACAB - Harassment Including Sexual Harassment
I recommend eliminating the following Policies as discussed:
- ACAB-RI - Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Harassment and Discrimination
- ACAB-R2 - Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Sexual Harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- A. New Superintendent Induction Program Introduction & Transition Plan – Dr. Michael Sullivan
- A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports
- B. School Committee Liaison Reports
- I recommend approval of the minutes from the August 23, 2022 School Committee meeting as detailed.
- I recommend acceptance of a check for $449.71 from O’Connor Portraiture for in-house enrichment as detailed.
Friday, August 19, 2022
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
- The School Committee meeting met briefly (37 minutes) on Tuesday for their only July scheduled regular meeting
- Superintendent Lucas Giguere has hit the ground running per his update in the Superintendent's report. This was his first formal meeting as Superintendent filling in for Sara Ahern who departed for Barnstable
- Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) board members Pandora Carlucci and Roberta Trahan presented on the FEF history, their fund raising efforts, changes due to the pandemic and hope to return to a more normal operation eventually. The School District did get a grant this year and how those funds were used was shared during the session
- Very little action was reported among the subcommittee meetings due to the 'vacation'/summer schedule
- All action items were approved via the Consent Agenda although not in the bulk format the process usually affords them. They were split individually to allow committee members to abstain from individual meetings they missed, and then continued this individual approach
A. Approval of Minutes(i) I recommend approval of the minutes from the June 14, 2022 SchoolCommittee Meeting as detailed. (6-0-1) Spencer abstain(ii) I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from the June 14,2022 School Committee Meeting as detailed. (6-0-1) Spencer abstain(iii) I recommend approval of the minutes from the June 27, 2022 SchoolCommittee Meeting as detailed. (7-0)(iv) I recommend approval of the executive session minutes from the June 27,2022 School Committee Meeting as detailed. (6-0-1) Callaghan abstain
|(L-R) Business Manager M Goodman, Supt L Giguere, Dir Student Svcs P Marano|
|(L-r) R Trahan, P Carlucci|
|FEF grant funded item 1|
|FEF grant funded item 2|
|FEF grant funded item 3|
Saturday, July 16, 2022
|Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting Agenda - Jul 19, 2022 - 7 PM|
Monday, April 25, 2022
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 -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/franklin-school-committee-votes-to.html
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 -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/04/special-school-committee-mtg.html
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) https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/scagenda_4-26-22_special_mtg-revised.pdf
- Regular meeting at 7 PM
Saturday, April 23, 2022
|Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Apr 26, 2022|
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Pledge of Allegiance
I. Routine Business
A. Review of Agenda
B. Payment of Bills Ms. Spencer
C. Payroll Ms. Stokes
D. FHS Student Representative Comments
E. Superintendent’s Report
A. FY23 Revised Superintendent’s Recommended Budget
III. Discussion/Action Items
A. FY23 Budget Vote
I recommend approval of the FY23 Budget in the amount of $70,216,996.00 as discussed.
B. School Choice Vote
I recommend to not accept school choice students for the 2022-23 school year as discussed.
C. Revised 2022-23 School Calendar
I recommend adoption of the Revised 2022-2023 School Calendar as discussed.
IV. Discussion Only Items
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 of the March 22, 2022 School Committee Meeting as detailed.
B. Executive Session Minutes
I recommend approval of the Executive Session minutes of the March 22,2022 School Committee Meeting as detailed.
C. DECA International Competition (recurring) Field Trip
I recommend approval of the request of Miguel Carmo to take DECA students to Atlanta, GA for the International competition from April 23-27, 2022 as detailed.
D. JFK Recurring Field Trip
I recommend approval of the request of Ms. Trottier to take JFK 2nd graders to Roger Williams Park Zoo, in Providence RI on May 20, 2022 as detailed.
E. Cooperstown Field Trip
I recommend approval of the request of Zach Brown to take the FHS Baseball players to Cooperstown, NY from April 18 - 19, 2022 as detailed
VII. Citizen’s Comments
VIII. New Business
|School Committee - Agenda - Apr 12, 2022 (new order of business format)|
Monday, March 28, 2022
The Franklin School Committee has two meetings back to back on Tuesday evening. The first will be the deliberation on the one internal candidate they interviewed last week for Superintendent. The second is the normally scheduled 2nd meeting of the month.
First meeting - Apr 26, 2022 - 6 PM
How did the school committee get to this deliberation decision?
- They met on March 1 to consult with Tracy Novick from MASC on how to conduct the process fairly and legally. The audio recording (47 minutes) -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/franklin-school-committee-votes-to.html
- They met on April 13 to publicly interview Assistant Superintendent Lucas Giguere. The audio recoding of that session (approx. 1 hour) -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/04/special-school-committee-mtg.html
|Back to back School Committee meetings Tuesday, April 26|
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Call to Order Ms. Spencer
- Presentation doc -> https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/fy23_public_budget_hearing.pdf
- Budget documents link -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget/pages/1-fy-2023-budget
In the spirit of open communication, “the Committee will hold a public participation segment (also called Citizen’s Comments) about matters not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made …. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment …. The Committee will hear public comments related to an agenda item when the Chair deems appropriate during the Committee meeting. Topics for discussion during the meeting must be limited to those items listed on the Committee meeting agenda for that evening…. ” - from Policy BEDH
|Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - March 22, 2022|
Sunday, February 6, 2022
A. Review of Agenda
B. Citizen’s Comments
In the spirit of open communication, “the Committee will hold a public participation segment (also called Citizen’s Comments) about matters not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made…. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment…. The Committee will hear public comments related to an agenda item when the Chair deems appropriate during the Committee meeting. Topics for discussion during the meeting must be limited to those items listed on the Committee meeting agenda for that evening…. ” - from Policy BEDHC. FHS Student Representative Comments
D. Superintendent’s Report
A. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Presentation
A. 2022-2023 School Calendar
I recommend approval of the 2022-23 School Calendar as discussed.
B. Policy - 1st Reading
I recommend moving Policy GDQD - Suspension and Dismissal of Support Staff
Members to a second reading.
A. COVID Status Update https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/back_to_school_status_update_oct-present_2.pdf
B. 2022-2023 Joint Budget Subcommittee Charge https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/2022_-_2023_joint_budget_subcommittee_charge.pdf
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Supt. Evaluation, Budget,
Community Relations/Public Schools Advocacy, Policy, Space Needs & Facilities
Assessment Sub Committee)
B. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC, (SATF) Substance Abuse Task Force, (SWAC) School Wellness Advisory Council, SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council), DEI Committee (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion).
A. To discuss any future agenda items
A. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the January 25, 2022 School
Committee meeting as detailed.
B. Music Gifts
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $4,116.00from music parents for
in house enrichment as detailed.
C. FHS Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $2,910.16 from Grynn & Barrett
Enterprises, Inc. for supplemental supplies for FHS as detailed.
IX. Payroll Ms. Stokes
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)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective
bargaining with non-union personnel.
c. Executive session pursuant to M.G.L. c.30A, §21(a)(1) to consider an Open
Meeting Law complaint against public officers, namely the members of the
School Committee, filed with the Committee by Kyle Thompson and dated
February 3, 2022.
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Recap: School Committee hears about the FHS program of studies, approves senior perks, and trip to Nationals for FHS Cheerleaders
- School Committee hears about modifications to the FHS Program of Studies for the 2022-2023 School Year, what the modifications are and how they were developed from feedback and recognition of changes in students and needs
- Note the presentation doc previously released for this meeting was not the one used in the meeting, some pages had split out to multiple pages. Screen captures show the updated copy
- Approval for FHS senior perks and for the FHS cheerleading team to travel to National competition was granted. The team cheered so loudly outside the building after they left the Council Chambers, it briefly interrupted the proceedings inside. A happy moment to recognize the accomplishments for this group
- A new program for COVID-19 testing using "at-home FDA-approved rapid antigen test" kits. The test/stay process and contact tracing will stop with the introduction of these kits provided by DESE.
- The School Committee entered Executive Session and did not return to open meeting to continue discussions on negotiations
Audio of the meeting should be available in a couple of days
|Recap: School Committee hears about the FHS program of studies, approves senior perks, and trip to Nationals for FHS Cheerleaders|