Showing posts with label faculty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label faculty. Show all posts

Saturday, September 16, 2023

School Committee hears of and approves the District Improvement Plan & FHS trip to Far East in 2025 (audio)

FM #1061 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1061 in the series. 

The Franklin (MA) School Committee met on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 as scheduled.  Six members were present (1 absent - Bernstein).

Quick recap

  • Update from Superintendent Giguere on school opening, so far good, academic year has opened in heat which everyone worked through, over 800 faculty, over 4600 students

    • Successfully hired all teachers, down to 11 ESPs needed, 2 open spots for interventionists, thanks to all who were part of the process

    • Migrant housing update: refers to the press release, DESE also alerted District, families joining on a staggered basis, approx. 25 school age children with the families already housed, collaborating to enroll, register and get them welcomed to the schools, funding assistance to be provided, dollars remain unconfirmed. Updates to be provided as info is available

  • Introductions of the new administrators from around the district

  • Next up, the district improvement plan (DIP), slides not yet posted to the meeting folder, so pix will be captured for an album to be shared as we go   

    • Committee members asked and received clarifications on points made during the DIP presentation, in the action items, the DIP was approved as presented by 6-0-1 (6 for, none against, 1 absent)

  • Presentation on a proposed trip to Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand for spring of 2025. Presentation copy can be found   

    • motion to approve trip as presented was seconded and passed by 6-0-1

  • Consent agenda was recommended for approval and it passed by 6-0-1

  • A round of updates from the various subcommittees on meetings held and or scheduled (details in the video and in my notes)

Let’s listen to the School Committee meeting of Sep 12. 

The total meeting audio runs about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Audio file ->


School Committee page -> 

Franklin TV video for replay -> 

Meeting packet folder -> 

Agenda doc & remote participation info -> 

My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting and then in a single PDF for easy reading 


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Franklin, MA: School Committee Agenda for Sep 12, 2023 Meeting
Franklin, MA: School Committee Agenda for Sep 12, 2023 Meeting

Saturday, January 18, 2020

"Trupiano will join Dean College’s sports broadcasting bachelor’s degree program"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Whether they’re seated at the front of the class or “WAAAY BACK!” students in former Red Sox radio voice Jerry Trupiano’s class at Dean College can be expected to be called on starting next week.

The college announced this week that Trupiano, a Franklin resident since 1996, was recently appointed as an adjunct faculty member of communications for the Dean School of Business. He will teach a class called “Sports & Entertainment Media Reporting” on Tuesdays on campus.

Trupiano, 72, told the Daily News in a phone interview that before coming to Dean, he taught an online sports broadcasting class at the University of Houston.

“I’ve had a great experience teaching at Houston, and since I’m in the area now I can actually appear in person,” he said. He plans to draw from his professional experience and contacts in Hollywood and New York, including Joe Buck and Bob Costas, to teach students, and will eventually take on more classes in the future."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

"Trupiano will join Dean College’s sports broadcasting bachelor’s degree program"
"Trupiano will join Dean College’s sports broadcasting bachelor’s degree program"