Saturday, March 29, 2008

Parmenter Notices

Parmenter Notices, originally uploaded by shersteve.

The sign says it all for the upcoming schedule at Parmenter Elementary School.

Another Top10 listing

Money/CNN has Franklin, MA ranked in the Top10 of their "100 best places to live and launch"

Shouldn't we tell them to stay away?

With 45 teachers potentially heading out the door in June, our high ranking on MCAS will start dropping as class size increases next year.

Of course, Franklin does have a choice.
  • We can choose to pay our fair share of our children's education.
  • We can wait for the Commonwealth to give us more than the 50% of our educational expenses that they do today. (p.s. - that's not likely.)

Did you know? v2.0

This brief (about 8 minutes) video was created in 2006 for an audience of 150 teachers in a Colorado high school. By June 2007, it had already been viewed by over 5 million people.

Did you know?

What can Franklin afford to provide an education for our youth?

Motion to adjourn (audio)

The final act of the meeting is a motion to adjourn.

Time: 24 seconds

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New Business: The Charlebois issue (audio)

The Franklin School Committee does not have much of a position to handle this issue but it is addressed. Karen Seyfried, Principal and Director of the ECDC answers questions along with Wayne Ogden.

Time: 11 minutes, 5 seconds

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Sub Committee Reports (audio)

The Franklin School Committee hears from the various sub committees.

Time: 4 minutes, 18 seconds

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Action Items (audio)

The Franklin School Committee rolls through a number of actions items. The listing can be found on the copy of the agenda.

Time: 11 minutes, 31 seconds

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Facility Consolidation (audio)

The Franklin School Committee get an update from the group that met with some of the Town Council and other Town administration to discuss the proposa. It will require a memorandum of understanding between the Town Council and School Committee to put into effect.

Details remain to be worked out but in Jeff Roy's terms it was "the most productive meeting on this topic".

Time: 8 minutes, 16 seconds

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Superintendent Wayne Ogden's goals approved (audio)

While the School Committee approved the goals for Superintendent Wayne Ogden, it would be nice to have a copy of the goals to review.

Time: 5 minutes, 52 seconds

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Budget to Actual (audio)

The Franklin School Committee spends a brief bit on the FY08 budget to actual report and report process.

Time: 2 minutes, 1 second

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1st Reading: Residence Policy revision (audio)

The Franklin School Committee considers a revision to the current residence policy and moves the revision to a 2nd reading. A copy of the draft is available here.

Time: 9 minutes, 0 seconds

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1st Reading: Entrance Age Policy revision (audio)

The Entrance Age policy has revisions under discussion. This is the first reading. A copy of the draft is available here.

This draft will be adjusted per the discussion and moved to 2nd Reading.

Time: 11 minutes, 10 seconds

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FY09 - Final questions (audio)

Franklin School Committee completes their discussion for today on the proposed FY09 budget.

Times: 10 minutes, 45 seconds

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FY09 - Elementary School principals (audio)

Franklin School Committee continues the detail discussion on the FY09 budget with the Elementary School principals

Time: 13 minutes, 14 seconds

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FY09 - Special Ed: L Waters (Audio)

Franklin School Committee continues the discussion on FY09 budget with Linda Waters on the special education budget

Time: 6 minutes, 34 seconds

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