Episode 1204

FM #1204 - Franklin (MA) School Cmte Mtg - 05/14/24

Published on: 18th May, 2024

This session shares the Franklin (MA) School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. All seven members of the Committee were present in the Council Chambers

Quick recap:

  • 8th Grade Grand Canyon Trip highlights shared with video (the musical soundtrack accompanying the video was removed from broadcast to avoid copyright issues)
  • 8th Grade Grand Canyon Trip approved for next school year 
  • Comprehensive School Facilities Analysis recommendation reviewed with a presentation providing some updates to outstanding questions, and the timeline for which other questions would be answered. Committee approved by a 5-2 vote (Griffith, Sompally). Based upon their comments, the 2 no’s were more about the timing of the decision and not the proposal itself
  • At the end of the discussion when it was clear, there wasn’t going to be public comment, one angry resident shouted and threatens committee and superintendent as he leaves not wanting to wait for citizens comment period at the end of the meeting agenda
  • Recommendation not to accept Foreign Exchange Student for the 2024-2025 School year as discussed per policy JFABB was approved by 7-0 vote
  • Appointment of Supt Giguere as the district representative to the BICO & ACCEPT Collaboratives were both approved by 7-0 votes
  • The Consent Agenda was approved as detailed by a 7-0 vote
  • Motion to enter into executive session, to return, voted to do so, 7-0
  • Returned about 5 minutes later to formally adjourn the meeting by a 7-0 vote

The recording runs about 3 hours & 8 minutes, so let’s listen in.


The Franklin TV video is available for replay ->   https://www.youtube.com/live/Z_VS764gV7I 

Agenda doc  ->    https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/scagenda_5-14-24.pdf 

Presentation document -> https://www.canva.com/design/DAGEwcyeRSE/So6vIujJUIxoF7237YIYRQ/view 

My notes in one PDF ->  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H_9miqWTxMmpUP1B2Lh27BqexDQZG8xb/view?usp=drive_link 

Photos of the presentation -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/jkazREcUCkXHJ6gS9


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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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