Episode 875

FM #875 - Franklin (MA) School Cmte Budget Workshop - 11/08/22

Published on: 10th November, 2022

This session shares the Franklin, MA School Committee Budget Workshop held on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022. The meeting was conducted in the 3rd floor training room. 

Chair Denise Spencer opened the meeting. All seven School Committee members were present along with Superintendent Lucas Giguere, Business Manager Miriam Goodman, Asst Supt for Student Services Paula Marano, and Asst Supt for Teaching & Learning Dr. Tina Rogers.

Supt Giguere provides an overview as this workshop formally starts the budget process. Miriam Goodman walks through several updates on the process, timeline, and memo from OSD announcing a projected increase of 14% to plan for.

School Committee members get to talk about their individual priorities, some conversation among them occurs as the nuances, and some consensus is built on some of the items.

There is more work to be done to build the budget. Follow the links in the agenda doc to review the supporting materials. Visit the School Budget page for the current year and prior year’s budgets.

The show notes contain a link to the agenda and to my notes.

The recording runs about 54 minutes, so let’s listen to the School Committee Budget Workshop of Nov 8, 2022.


Agenda doc (note contains links to other documents referenced during the discussion) ->   https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/budget_workshop_agenda_11_8_2022.pdf

My notes in this ThreadReader PDF -> 


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


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