Showing posts with label redistricting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label redistricting. Show all posts

Saturday, May 18, 2024

School Committee moves forward with redistricting plan by 5-2 vote (audio)

FM #1204 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1204 in the series. 


This session shares the Franklin (MA) School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. All seven members of the Committee were present in the Council Chambers


Quick recap:

  • 8th Grade Grand Canyon Trip highlights shared with video (the musical soundtrack accompanying the video was removed from broadcast to avoid copyright issues)

  • 8th Grade Grand Canyon Trip approved for next school year 

  • Comprehensive School Facilities Analysis recommendation reviewed with a presentation providing some updates to outstanding questions, and the timeline for which other questions would be answered. Committee approved by a 5-2 vote (Griffith, Sompally). Based upon their comments, the 2 no’s were more about the timing of the decision and not the proposal itself

  • At the end of the discussion when it was clear, there wasn’t going to be public comment, one angry resident shouted and threatens committee and superintendent as he leaves not wanting to wait for citizens comment period at the end of the meeting agenda

  • Recommendation not to accept Foreign Exchange Student for the 2024-2025 School year as discussed per policy JFABB was approved by 7-0 vote

  • Appointment of Supt Giguere as the district representative to the BICO & ACCEPT Collaboratives were both approved by 7-0 votes

  • The Consent Agenda was approved as detailed by a 7-0 vote

  • Motion to enter into executive session, to return, voted to do so, 7-0

  • Returned about 5 minutes later to formally adjourn the meeting by a 7-0 vote



The recording runs about 3 hours & 8 minutes, so let’s listen in.

Audio link ->  
https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1204-franklin-ma-school-cmte-mtg-05-14-24


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The Franklin TV video is available for replay ->   https://www.youtube.com/live/Z_VS764gV7I 


Agenda doc  ->    https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/scagenda_5-14-24.pdf 


Presentation document -> https://www.canva.com/design/DAGEwcyeRSE/So6vIujJUIxoF7237YIYRQ/view 


My notes in one PDF ->  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H_9miqWTxMmpUP1B2Lh27BqexDQZG8xb/view?usp=drive_link 


Photos of the presentation -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/jkazREcUCkXHJ6gS9


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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 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"


School Committee moves forward with redistricting plan by 5-2 vote (audio)
School Committee moves forward with redistricting plan by 5-2 vote (audio)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

School Committee moves forward with redistricting plan by 5-2 vote (video)

The Franklin, MA School Committee met as scheduled on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. All 7 members were present in Council Chambers.

The Franklin TV video is available for replay ->   https://www.youtube.com/live/Z_VS764gV7I

Agenda doc  ->    https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/scagenda_5-14-24.pdf

My notes in one PDF ->  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H_9miqWTxMmpUP1B2Lh27BqexDQZG8xb/view?usp=drive_link



School Committee moves forward with redistricting plan by 5-2 vote (video)
School Committee moves forward with redistricting plan by 5-2 vote (video)

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Conversation with Ted Cormier-Leger on the current Franklin topics (audio)

FM #1201 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1201 in the series. 


This session shares my conversation with Town Councilor Ted Cormier-Leger. We had our discussion in person at the Franklin TV & Radio studios on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. 

Ted Cormier-Leger
Ted Cormier-Leger

 

We talk about 

  • The schools’ redistricting proposal

  • Davis Thayer and ‘Expression of Interest’ proposals due at end of May

  • Social media not the proper place for accurate info or civil discourse

  • Unfortunate timing of multiple events coming together

  • Budget & the override scheduled for June 11

  • Affordable housing and the real estate market


The recording runs about 48 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1201-ted-cormier-leger-05-08-24


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Contact info for Ted Cormier-Leger -> tcormierleger@franklinma.gov 


Town Council page => https://www.franklinma.gov/town-council 


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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 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"


Sunday, May 12, 2024

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda for May 14, 2024 Meeting at 7 PM

Franklin School Committee
May 14, 2024  7:00 P.M

Municipal Building – Council Chambers


I. Routine Business
A. Review of Agenda
B. Payment of Bills Mr. Callaghan
C. Payroll Mr. McNeill
D. FHS Student Representative Comments
E. Superintendent’s Report

II. Guests/Presentations
A. 8th Grade Grand Canyon Trip

III. Discussion/Action Items
A. Grand Canyon Trip - Nick Goldman & Greg Rakovik
I recommend approval of the request of Nick Goldman & Greg Rakovik to take middle school students to the Grand Canyon from April 21-26, 2025 as detailed.
B. Comprehensive School Facilities Analysis Vote
I recommend approval of the Comprehensive School Facilities Analysis recommendation as detailed in the 2024 School Facilities and Educational Master Plan Report.
C. Foreign Exchange Students Vote
I recommend not accepting Foreign Exchange Student for the 2024-2025 School year as discussed per policy JFABB
D. BICO Board Appointment Vote 24-25
I recommend approval of the appointment of Lucas Giguere as the BICO Board representative for Franklin Public Schools for the 2024-25 school year.
E. ACCEPT Board Appointment Vote 24-25
I recommend approval of the appointment of Lucas Giguere as the ACCEPT Board representative for Franklin Public Schools for the 2024-25 school year.

IV. Discussion Only Items
A. None

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 from your April 30, 2024 School
Committee meeting as detailed.
B. FHS Lunch Account Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $15.00 from Diane Queally for the FHS Lunch account as detailed.
C. FHS Scholarship
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,000.00 from the Fernando P. Baglioni Scholarship fund for a Scholarship as detailed.
D. JFK Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,225.00 from the JFK PCC for field trips as discussed.
E. Districtwide Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $260.00 from BJ’s Marlborough for in-house enrichment as detailed.

VII. Good of the Order

VIII. Citizen’s Comments

IX. New Business
To discuss any future agenda items

X. Executive Session
A. As per M.G.L. c. 30A, § 21 (a) (2) to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for
negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel

XI. Adjournment


Agenda doc also contains remote participation info ->  https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/scagenda_5-14-24.pdf

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda for May 14, 2024 Meeting at 7 PM
Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda for May 14, 2024 Meeting at 7 PM


Conversation with Jeff Nutting; how he is keeping busy these days & his insights on override and school's plan (audio)

FM #1200 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1200 in the series

This session shares my conversation with Jeff Nutting, former Franklin Town Administrator and now retired. Or really, having fun while ‘failing at retiring.’ We had our discussion at the Franklin TV Studios on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. He is keeping busy with interesting temporary municipal positions in a variety of communities.

Jeff Nutting
Jeff Nutting

We talk about

    His insights on the current Franklin situation

    School redistricting plan

    Override vote scheduled for June 11

    Riding with Phat Tuesday in prep for his 18th Pan Mass Challenge

    Various volunteer efforts

The recording runs about 47 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1200-conversation-with-jeff-nutting-05-07-24


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Jeff Nutting’s PMC fundraising page -> www.pmc.org/jn0077

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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 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"

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Redistricting and the Override on the agenda for this Chalkboard Chat (audio)

FM #1199 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1199 in the series. 


This session shares my conversation with School Committee Chairperson Dave Callaghan. This is a new episode of our continuing “Chalkboard Chat” series. We had our discussion via the Zoom conference bridge on Thursday, May  9, 2024. 

 

We talk about 

  • The redistricting proposal scheduled for May 14 vote

  • The school budget & the override scheduled for June 11


And we close with a recognition of mothers on this Mother’s Day weekend.


The recording runs about 30 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1199-chalkboard-chat-05-09-24



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Contact info for Dave Callaghan -> callaghand@franklinps.net  


School Committee page => https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-committee  


School budget ->  https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget/pages/1-fy2025-budget 


Redistricting page -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/comprehensive-school-facilities-assessment 


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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 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!

------------------


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


Redistricting and the Override on the agenda for this Chalkboard Chat (audio)
Redistricting and the Override on the agenda for this Chalkboard Chat (audio)