Episode 1034

FM #1034 - Chalkboard Chat #01 - Dave Callaghan - 08/04/23

Published on: 9th August, 2023

This session of the radio show shares my recorded conversation with Franklin School Committee member Dave Callaghan. We had our conversation in person in the Franklin TV Studio on Friday, August 4, 2023. 

Our primary topic was a recap of the Joint Budget Subcommittee meeting held earlier on Wednesday, Aug 2. We also spent time on the forthcoming Aug 16 Town Council meeting which will provide a historical update on Franklin’s override results. Importantly, there will also be a presentation and discussion on the do’s/don’t for town employees, and others on conducting a  campaign abiding by the rules and regulations of campaign finance.

The recording runs about 35 minutes so let’s listen to my “chalkboard chat” with Dave Callaghan.


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

School budget ->  https://www.franklinps.net/fy24budget 

Joint Budget Subcommittee meeting August 2, 2023

Recap & video ->


Recap & audio ->


Town Council budget hearings (video & audio links)

Finance Committee budget hearings (video & audio links)


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