Episode 1140

FM #1140 - Chalkboard Chat: Callaghan & McNeill - 01/16/24

Published on: 23rd January, 2024

This session of the radio show shares my recorded conversation with Franklin School Committee Chair Dave Callaghan and Vice Chair Dave McNeill. We had our conversation virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. 

The School Committee had their regular meeting and two subcommittee meetings before that on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. We take one meeting at a time to provide a recap. 

The recording runs about 43 minutes so let’s listen to my “chalkboard chat” with School Committee Chair Dave Callaghan and Vice Chair Dave McNeill.


Contact info for Dave Callaghan  callaghand@franklinps.net 

Contact info for Dave McNeill -> mcneilld@franklinps.net

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

1/16/24 meeting Agenda doc  ->  https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/files/1-9-24-agenda 

Meeting packet folder ->  https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/pages/january-9-2024-school-committee-meeting-packet 

Franklin TV video for replay ->  not yet available but will be found in the YouTube playlist


Audio & notes for the budget subcommittee meeting


Audio & notes for the MASC superintendent review workshop


Audio & notes for the regular meeting -> 


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 provide 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.

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