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Monday, November 15, 2021

Town Council - 11/10/21 - re-organization, open meeting law, council comments (audio)

FM #657-658-659 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 657-658-659 in the series. 


This session shares part of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. 


The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: members of the Town Council and Town Administration personnel were in the Council Chambers, some members of the public participated in person, some via the Zoom conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.


I’ve split the just about one hour and fifty minutes (1:50 total elapsed time) into three (3) logical segments:

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda. Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of Nov 10, 2021


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Agenda document -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/franklin-ma-town-council-meeting-agenda.html


My notes from the meeting  ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/recap-town-council-reorganizes-sort-of.html


Town Council Quarterbacking session (a short recap with Council Chair Tom Mercer) ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/11/town-council-quarterbacking-111221-audio.html


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit www.Franklinmatters.org   or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!


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Chair Tom Mercer, flanked by Vice Chair Bob Dellorco (left), Clerk Glenn Jones (right)
Chair Tom Mercer, flanked by Vice Chair Bob Dellorco (left), Clerk Glenn Jones (right)


Sunday, November 7, 2021

Franklin, MA: Town Council Meeting - Agenda - November 10, 2021

Franklin Town Council
Agenda & Meeting Packet
November 10, 2021 - 7:00 PM

Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building
2nd floor, Council Chambers 355 East Central Street 

1. SWEARING IN OF TOWN CLERK AND TOWN COUNCIL

2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS – Town Council Chair, Vice-Chair & Clerk

3.     ADOPTION OF TOWN COUNCIL PROCEDURE MANUAL: Resolution 21-67       https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/3._21-67_adoption_of_council_procedures.pdf

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
a. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.
b. Chair to identify members participating remotely.
5. CITIZEN COMMENTS
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five minutes on a matter that is not on the agenda. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.
6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
a. October 6, 2021

7. PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS - None Scheduled

8. APPOINTMENTS
a. Franklin Cultural Council: Venus Senjam
b. Franklin Cultural Council: Patrick Kinner
c. Franklin Cultural Council: Shelley Green
d. Franklin Cultural Council: Jacob Juncker

9. HEARINGS - 7:10pm - None Scheduled

10. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS
a. Residence Inn Boston Franklin, License Modification, Change of Manager, Officers/Directors/ LLC Managers & Change of ownership Interest, 4 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038
b. Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc. d/b/a Shaw's, License Modification, Change of Officers/Directors/LLC Managers, 255 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
c. 99 Restaurants of Boston, LLC d/b/a The Ninety-Nine, License Modification, Change of Officers/Directors/LLC Managers, 847 West Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

11. PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSIONS
a. Presentation: Open Meeting Law, Public Records, Ethics and Conducting a Public Meeting - Mark Cerel, Town Attorney

12. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Capital Budget Subcommittee
b. Budget Subcommittee
c. Economic Development Subcommittee

13. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Resolution 21-65: Cable Funds in Support of PEG Service and Programming per MGL Ch. 44, §53F3/4 - $18,500.22 (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-65 - Majority Vote)
b. Resolution 21-66: Gift Acceptance: Veterans Service Department ($3,295.00) and Fire Department ($965.00) (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-66- Majority Vote)

14. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

15. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

16. COUNCIL COMMENTS

17. EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. Considering the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, because an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Board.
i. Schmidt’s Farm, Prospect Street
18. ADJOURN

Note:
Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting 


Franklin MA: Town Council - Agenda - Nov 10, 2021
Franklin MA: Town Council - Agenda - Nov 10, 2021

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting - Nov 9, 2021

School Committee Meeting 
Municipal Building - Council Chambers 
 (Virtual Link in Agenda)

Call to Order 
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence
Organization:
  • Election of Chair
  • Election of Vice Chair
I. Routine Business
  • 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 BEDH
C. FHS Student Representative Comments
D. Superintendent’s Report
II. Guests/Presentations
  • A. none
III. Discussion/Action Items
A. Policy 2nd Reading/Adoption
I recommend adopting policy GCRD - Tutoring for Pay as detailed.
IV. Discussion Only Items
A. Superintendent Update on DESE Mask Waiver for FHS
V. Information Matters
A. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Ad Hoc Supt. Evaluation, Budget, Community Relations/Public Schools Advocacy, Policy, Transportation)
B. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC, Substance Abuse Task Force, School Wellness Advisory Council)
VI. New Business
A. To discuss any future agenda items
VII. Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from the October 26, 2021 School Committee Meeting as detailed.
B. Athletics Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,000.00 from the NE Patriots Foundation for Supplemental curriculum materials as detailed.
VIII. Payment of Bills TBD
IX. Payroll TBD
X. Executive Session
a. Executive session pursuant to Purpose 1 (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 Christina Black and dated October 29, 2021.
b. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to litigation as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.
c. 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.
XI. Adjournment


Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting - Nov 9, 2021
Franklin, MA: School Committee Meeting - Nov 9, 2021


Sunday, October 31, 2021

Franklin MA: Town Council - Agenda - Nov 3, 2021

Franklin Town Council
Agenda & Meeting Packet
November 3, 2021 - 7:00 PM

Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building
2nd floor, Council Chambers 355 East Central Street 

1. SWEARING IN OF TOWN CLERK AND TOWN COUNCIL

2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS – Town Council Chair, Vice-Chair & Clerk

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
a. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.
b. Chair to identify members participating remotely.


4. CITIZEN COMMENTS
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five minutes on a matter that is not on the agenda. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.

5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
a. October 6, 2021

6. PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS - None Scheduled

7. APPOINTMENTS
a. Franklin Cultural Council: Venus Senjam
b. Franklin Cultural Council: Patrick Kinner
c. Franklin Cultural Council: Shelley Green
d. Franklin Cultural Council: Jacob Juncker

8. HEARINGS - 7:10pm - None Scheduled

9. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS
a. Residence Inn Boston Franklin, License Modification, Change of Manager, Officers/Directors/ LLC Managers & Change of ownership Interest, 4 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038
b. Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc. d/b/a Shaw's, License Modification, Change of Officers/Directors/LLC Managers, 255 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
c. 99 Restaurants of Boston, LLC d/b/a The Ninety-Nine, License Modification, Change of Officers/Directors/LLC Managers, 847 West Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

10. PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSIONS
a. Presentation: Open Meeting Law, Public Records, Ethics and Conducting a Public Meeting - Mark Cerel, Town Attorney

11. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Capital Budget Subcommittee
b. Budget Subcommittee
c. Economic Development Subcommittee

12. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Resolution 21-65: Cable Funds in Support of PEG Service and Programming per MGL Ch. 44,
§53F3/4 - $18,500.22 (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-65 - Majority Vote)
b. Resolution 21-66: Gift Acceptance: Veterans Service Department ($3,295.00) and Fire Department ($965.00) (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-66- Majority Vote)

13. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

14. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

15. COUNCIL COMMENTS

16. EXECUTIVE SESSION
a. Considering the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, because an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Board.
i. Schmidt’s Farm, Prospect Street
17. ADJOURN

Note:
Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting 


Franklin MA: Town Council - Agenda - Nov 3, 2021
Franklin MA: Town Council - Agenda - Nov 3, 2021


Thursday, March 4, 2021

FM #477 -Community Preservation Comm Mtg - 03/02/21 (audio)

FM #477 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 477 in the series.
 
This session of the radio show shares the 
inaugural meeting of the Town of Franklin, MA  Community Preservation Committee held on Tuesday, Mar 2, 2021. 

The meeting was conducted in a virtual format: the Committee members and key guests were along with the public, all remote via conference bridge, to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Links to the meeting agenda and my notes are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 38 minutes, so let’s listen to the Community Preservation Committee meeting of Mar 2, 2021. 



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Quick Recap:
  • Inaugural meeting of committee, sworn in by Town Clerk Nancy Danello, organizational votes conducted by Town Administrator Jamie Hellen
  • Chris Feeley voted as Chair, Dave McNeil voted as Vice-chair, Monique Doyle voted as Clerk; all votes 9-0
  • After discussion consensus reached to meeting monthly, first Tuesday of month, beginning at 7 PM (to be confirmed by Town Administrator’s office)
  • Info sessions to be set up with the five standing committees to get background on what's underway and /or planned in those arenas; Training session with Community Preservation Coalition also to be set up
Agenda doc 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/2021-3-2_cpc_agenda.pdf
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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.
 
How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.
 
For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters" 

screen capture of the Community Preservation Meeting 3/2/21
screen capture of the Community Preservation Meeting 3/2/21


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Community Preservation Committee holds inaugural meeting and organizes

Quick Recap:
  • Inaugural meeting of committee, sworn in by Town Clerk Nancy Danello, organizational votes conducted by Town Administrator Jamie Hellen
  • Chris Feeley voted as Chair, Dave McNeil voted as Vice-chair, Monique Doyle voted as Clerk; all votes 9-0
  • After discussion consensus reached to meeting monthly, first Tuesday of month, beginning at 7 PM
  • Info sessions to be set up with the five standing committees to get background on what's underway and /or planned in those arenas; Training session with Community Preservation Coalition also to be set up
 
Photos captured during the meeting and shared via Twitter can be found in one album  https://photos.app.goo.gl/bGaSx5eG1VPoQZtB6
 
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As with most meetings in this pandemic period, I took my notes via Twitter during the meeting reporting in real-time via the virtual session.
 
The Twitter hashtag can be found online  #cpc0302


  • Community Preservation Committee has its inaugural meeting soon. Here is the agenda with connection info and recommended reading links https://franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/2021-3-2_cpc_agenda.pdf #cpc0302
  • Getting ready for real time reporting for the community preservation Committee meeting, followed by the SchComm Legislative Forum at 6:30 tonight. Good info on tap; tune in to watch, or follow the tweets here #cpc0302
  • Nominations of D McNeil and C Feeley for chair; discussion amongst Committee before vote. #cpc0302
  • #cpc0302 Feeley voted as Chair, McNeil voted as Vice-chair, via roll call on both counts; monique Doyle nominated and voted as clerk of the committee Via roll call on clerk as well. All votes 9-0
  • Discussion non next steps being led by Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. BTW Town Clerk Nancy Danello swore the members in before this vote for chair, etc started. #cpc0302
  • #cpc0302 do have time to get organized and up to speed. They want to hear from other of the five represented Committees and get info on their arena, building consensus around 7 PM on 1st Tuesdays going forward
  • #cpc0302 discussion on recommendation or origination of a project? Usually recommend after getting amongst project to Town Council for their spending approval. May have some (if not most) meetings beginning Apr 6 at Council Chambers
  • Discussion on date/times for meetings, one vote for the calendar (done differently amongst Committees) once laid out for year. #cpc0302 move to adjourn, passes 9-0 via roll call Meeting ends, a good start! 
 
Community Preservation Committee holds inaugural meeting and organizes
Community Preservation Committee holds inaugural meeting and organizes

Sunday, November 17, 2019

School Committee - recap - Nov 12, 2019

Unlike the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, the new School Committee members were not sworn in during the public meeting as scheduled for 7:00 PM. Apparently, there was a pre-meeting before the public session to take care of the swearing in.

As for the public meeting, it was opened at 7 PM as scheduled by Superintendent Sara Ahern who after the blessing and pledge of allegiance, facilitated the nomination and election (unanimous) of the new Chair, Anne Bergen. 

The Chair, then conducted the nominations for Vice-Chair. There was one for Denise Spencer that was not seconded, and one for Mary Jane Scofield that was did receive a second. Scofield received all 7 votes for Vice Chair.

The Actions Taken document as posted in incomplete in at least two items. One as noted here on the vote for the Vice Chair, the other nomination without a second is not acknowledged. The second item is in regards to the Consent Agenda, as 5 members were not present for the meeting covered by the minutes  up for approval, these minutes were separated from the other consent agenda items to all the five new members to abstain. The minutes were approved 2-0-5 (approve-no-abstain). The remaining Consent Agenda items were approved unanimously (7-0-0).
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/franklinmaps/files/news/scagenda_11-12-19_actions_taken.pdf

Also of note, on a similar vote for prior meeting minutes for the Town Council on Weds, the new members were allowed to vote (rather than abstain). Town Attorney, Mark Cerel, approved of this action. For further research: there are differences between School and Town but I don't know if this is one of them, it would seem likely to operate on this matter in the same manner.


The Superintendent's report
https://www.franklinps.net/district/news/superintendents-report-111219


Documents released for this meeting
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/november-12-2019-school-committee-packet

Additional details can be found in my notes updated after the meeting. I used Twitter and my pen and paper notebook to capture notes during the meeting (along with the audio recording)
  • Live reporting: Consent Agenda through to Closing
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/11/live-reporting-consent-agenda-through.html
  • Live reporting: Discussion - Action Items
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/11/live-reporting-discussion-action-items.html
  • Live reporting: School Committee - Nov 12, 2019
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2019/11/live-reporting-school-committee-nov-12.html


School Committee - recap - Nov 12, 2019
School Committee - recap - Nov 12, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Live reporting: Town Council - Nov 13, 2019

Present: Chandler, Hamblen, Pellegri, Dellorco, Mercer, Jones, Kelly, Earls, Bissanti
Absent: none


1. SWEARING IN OF TOWN COUNCIL AND TOWN CLERK
slightly out of order but the two swearing in events did happen
Asst Clerk was supposed to swear in Teresa Burr who would then swear in the council


2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS – Chair, Vice-Chair, Clerk
motion by Jones to nominate Mercer, seconded, passed 9-0
motion by Pellegri to nominate Dellorco, seconded, passed 9-0
motion by Earls to nominate Jones, seconded, passed 9-0

< break - 3 minute recess>

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and show on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.
4. CITIZEN COMMENTS

a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five minutes on a matter that is not on the agenda. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.
none

5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  • a. September 18, 2019 - motion to approve, seconded passed, 9-0 
  • b. October 16, 2019 - motion to approve, seconded passed, 9-0

6. PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS
none


7. APPOINTMENTS

  • a. Cultural District Committee: Evan Chelman
motion to approve, seconded passed, 9-0

  8. HEARINGS
 none


The published agenda and documents for the Franklin Town Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

This was shared from the Town of Franklin page
https://www.franklinma.gov/town-council/agenda/november-13-town-council-agenda  

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Live Reporting: School Committee - Meeting - November 13, 2018

Present: Linden, Douglas, Scofield, Bergen, Schultz, Zub
Absent: Feeley, 


School Committee Organization 
meeting called to order by Superintendent Ahern

a) Election of Chair 
nomination of Dr Bergen, seconded
6-0 vote (Feeley absent)

b) Election of Vice Chair 
nomination of  Schultz
6-0 vote (Feeley absent)


1. Routine Business 
a. Review of Agenda 
b. Citizen’s Comments 
i. In the spirit of open communication, “the School Committee will hear public comment 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” – from Policy BEDH
c. FHS Student Representative Comments 
d. Superintendent’s Report 
event in Medway, parent night for K-8 parents
partnered with THRIVE group, substance abuse task force
film at Medway High School
dinner (free) 5:00, movie to follow, link with RSVP sent out earlier

high school parent night coming Jan 8 to be hosted at FHS
also part of the collaboration

Team FPS vs. Harlem Wizards at Tri-County
in support of FEF grant program

Dr Ahern participated in conference last week on leadership
four sessions over 2-days
Jen Chapin (daughter of Harry) demonstrated power of music
Jay Norica (?) ocular surgeon 
Caroline Woolard, sculptor
Erin Charles, music conductor
arts role in leadership
networking with other district collegues

Thanksgiving holiday
and abbreviated schedule for schools next week


Sunday, November 19, 2017

School Committee Recap - Nov 14, 2017

This was the first meeting of the new School Committee. The first order of business was to be sworn in by Town Clerk Teresa Burr. Six members were present. Monica Linden, participating for part of the meeting remotely, had been sworn in previously.

The next order of business was to formally organize. Ann Bergen was nominated for Chair and with no other nominations, voted in unanimously. Denise Schultz was nominated for Vice-Chair and with no other nominations, voted in unanimously.  

There was a recess for '5' minutes that ran long as Teresa Burr gathered several forms and documents from each of the Committee members.

Superintendent Ahern announced that she has completed the series of school parent forums (elementary, middle and high school). Attendance was light. She has scheduled a community forum for Thursday, Nov 30 at the Municipal Bldg, 2nd floor Council Chambers to begin at 6:30 PM.

Two additional coaching positions were recommended and approved.
"1. Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Assistant 2 -- This position is recommended based on the anticipated size of the team (40-45 students). Currently there are 2 paid coaches for the team, whereas the boys’ team has 3 paid coaches for the same number of athletes, practices, and games. This would address equity concerns and provide for better supervision/coaching of the team. This position would be in Tier 2 of the Coaches Stipend of the Collective Bargaining Contract with a salary of $2,657 for a candidate with no experience. 
2. Gymnastics Assistant Coach -- The team is anticipating 14-18 athletes after surpassing last year’s expectations of 6-10 athletes with a total of 11 competitors in 2016-2017 school year. The recommended ratio of coach to gymnasts is 1:8 and other Hockomock League gymnastics teams have two coaches. If we were to forgo this assistant coach, we would have to pay a spotter for all of our meets (at a cost of $120/meet). An assistant coach will do more than spot at meets, including spotting at practices and developing a relationship with the athletes. This position is proposed to be in Tier 4 of the Coaches Stipend section of the Collective Bargaining Contract with a salary of $1,057 for a candidate with no experience"
The proposal doc can be found here:
http://franklinschool.vt-s.net/pages/FranklinCom_Packets/y11-14-2017%20SC%20Packet/Proposed%20Coaching%20Positions%20--%20Winter%20Sports.pdf

For the benefit of the new members, there was a brief overview of each of the sub-committee's focus point and in some cases accomplishments. Creating awareness of the work being done 'behind the scenes' to help move the overall work of the committee and district forward. 

if the new committee members have interest in these arenas, they should let the chair know so that (1) the work can continue and (2) those most interested can help to drive that forward.

The next meeting (Nov 28) will begin an hour earlier to hold a workshop to review the agenda format and other school committee meeting business.

The documents released for the meeting were posted to the School Committee web page (hooray!)
http://franklinschool.vt-s.net/pages/FranklinCom_Packets/y11-14-2017%20SC%20Packet/


My notes reported live from the meeting can be found here


Franklin School Committee (L to R) (back row) Feeley, Douglas, Scofield, Zub;  (front) Schultz, Bergen) Linden not present for photo
Franklin School Committee (L to R) (back row) Feeley, Douglas, Scofield, Zub;
(front) Schultz, Bergen) Linden not present for photo