Episode 1133

FM #1133 - School Committee MASC Workshop - 01/09/24

Published on: 11th January, 2024

This session shares the Franklin, MA School Committee MASC Workshop held on Tuesday, Jan 9, 2024. The meeting was conducted in the 3rd floor training room. 

Chair Dave Callaghan opened the meeting. All of the School Committee members were present along with Superintendent Lucas Giguere. Chair Callaghan introduces Tracy Novick, the MASC Field Director responsible for Franklin.  

Quick recap:

  • Discussion on the evidence required to make the assessment is critical, this is not a one and done thing. The goals and accomplishments are intertwined with everything happening during the year
  • How are the standards rated, all equal, or should one be ranked higher than the others? Not normal but possible. Goals within 3 areas, professional practice, district improvement, student Learning
  • Evaluation can be complex as superintendent is evaluated as the lead of the district and yet many others are the ones working and providing the outcomes for which Superintendent Giguere is reviewed
  • Supt Giguere steps in to share his goals already approved for which he'll be evaluated on, the format and outcomes help make sense of the work Ms Novick was outlining
  • Subcmte members for the evaluation of Supt are McNeill, Sompally and Griffith. Web site needs to be updated

The recording runs about 48 minutes, so let’s listen to the School Committee MASC Workshop of Jan 9, 2024


Photo album of slides captured -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/MzjHT5drBb5FThBF7 

My notes in this ThreadReader PDF -> 


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


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