Episode 1052

FM #1052 - Chalkboard Chat - #02 with Dave Callaghan - 08/29/23

Published on: 31st August, 2023

This session of the radio show shares my recorded conversation with Franklin School Committee member Dave Callaghan. We had our conversation via Zoom on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. 

Our primary topic was a recap of the School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, Aug 22. 

We touched on hiring status, competitive salaries negotiated with the teachers union, handbook approvals, use of artificial intelligence (AI), communication guidelines, please drive safely with schools in session, buses, bikes and walkers will be on the way to school.

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 

The agenda doc 


The packet folder can be found -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/august-22-2023-school-committee-meeting-packet   

YouTube link -> https://www.youtube.com/live/OKz4ioRKmxM 

My notes can be found in one PDF file ->   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VFNh0WlWJbVT4gRJwod5ULotPRs-nhbV/view?usp=drive_link 

The “Chalkboard Chat” image was the result of a joint collaboration with Mickayla Callaghan. Thank you!


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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.

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Stephen Sherlock

I volunteer as the Community Information Director for Franklin, MA (USA)*. I have been providing accurate and timely information about what matters in Franklin since 2007. Currently working in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Radio (wfpr.fm) since October 2019.

*They don't have one and couldn't afford me.