Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Paula Mullen, a Franklin resident and vice chairwoman of the School Committee, was one of 100 women in the state named a 2009 Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
She will be recognized by the commission for outstanding contributions to her community in a ceremony on May 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the State House in Boston.
School Committee Chairman Jeffrey Roy nominated Mullen.
Roy thought she was "a perfect fit," especially because she hates the limelight, but deserves the recognition for all the volunteer work she does.
Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Time: 16 minutes, 39 seconds
My notes preparing to record this session:
Features three segments from The School Committee meeting of 6/24/08
In this first segment Asst Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski
Reviews the totals for the teacher layoffs done in May
Lists the categories of layoffs and other departures from the district
There will be some hiring to replace some people whose positions were not cut
Ed Cafasso reiterates a few key points on the numbers
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In this second segment, Jeff Roy starts the discussion on the 180,000 unallocated funds in the budget
You may recall that this amount was in the hardcopy of the budget but didn’t calculate properly leaving the total unallocated
Sue Rohrbach reports from the budget subcommittee their recommendation
Maureen Sabolinski outlines the proposal to add three teachers in the elementary schools
Consensus was reached by the elementary principals on this decision
Reduces the districts net loss to 42 teachers
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In the final segment, Jeff Roy confirms that as the school and fiscal year come to a close that the district will complete the year at budget, with no surprises
Paula Mullen opens the discussion on the Brick classroom status
Maureen Sabolinski provides Details on the Davis Thayer situation with 2 kindergarten classes in one building
Cafasso closes expressing the committee hard choice in tough budget times
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The state has re-opened applications for school building projects, so the FHS renovation or building discussion will move to the forefront in the next couple of months to meet the state application date in Sept.
The July 9th Town Council meeting school audit/budget update to be presented
Next school committee meeting on July 15th
Stay tuned, stay involved
The holiday week ahead should be quiet, very few meetings, fireworks at the high school, and carnival rides and music on the common, but no parade, enjoy the 4th
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The musical intro and closing is from the Podsafe Music Network
Jon Schmidt - Powerful Exhilarating Piano Music
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Miriam will be bringing the school year to a close with the budget coming in where it needs to be, no surprises
Brick school was not in the budget
needing to put students with disabilities in two places instead of just one
principal agrees with the placement in this way
makes it more efficient to have the two classrooms in Davis Thayer
no one on the committee is happy about not having the Brick school in the budget
in difficult budget times extremely hard to continue that operation
building use subcommittee needs to look at and make a good use of
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Time: 11 minutes, 31 seconds
Pam also returns at the end of the Middle School segment for an additional question.
Time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Deb Pellegri speaks on behalf of the Brick School Association.
Time: 23 minutes, 23 seconds
Time: 18 minutes, 48 seconds
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Time: 15 minutes, 0 seconds
My notes from the discussion:
Michael McKean (?) representing Kaestle Boos on the Franklin High School renovation options.
- approximately 30 months for total renovation
- approximately 24 months to build a new school keeping the existing field house
- students will adjust quickly during the construction, the teachers and parents generally have more of an issue adjusting
- in the renovation options, the traffic flow remains mostly the same other than attempting to separate the parent drop offs from the buses
- the auditorium would be about $7 million (as sized at 26000 sq foot)
- all the options would connect on the second level, for brevity of the presentation they were not shown here
- this is not simply building on the roof as the existing building was done before the current seismic codes were put into place
- the new building option would locate the building further away from the existing homes