Episode 1232

FM #1232 - Chalkboard Chat - 06/07/24

Published on: 9th June, 2024

This session shares my conversation with School Committee Chairperson Dave Callaghan. This is a new episode of our continuing “Chalkboard Chat” series. We had our discussion in the Franklin TV & Radio studio after our respective participation in the Strawberry Stroll on Friday, June 7, 2024. 

We talk about 

  • The school budget & the override scheduled for June 11
  • Redistricting next steps proceeding no matter the override vote results
  • Harsh reality of cuts pending if the override vote fails
  • Reminder to vote on June 11 and make sure your friends & neighbors do so as well

The recording runs about 35 minutes, so let’s listen in.


Contact info for Dave Callaghan -> callaghand@franklinps.net  

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

School budget ->  https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget/pages/1-fy2025-budget 

Redistricting page -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/comprehensive-school-facilities-assessment 

Other episodes mentioned

Senior Center Q&A -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2024/06/many-override-questions-answered-at.html 

School redistricting update -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2024/06/last-comprehensive-school-facility.html 

Donna Grady FEA President ->


Jay Horrigan, Franklin TV & Radio colleague ->



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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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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.

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