Episode 886

FM #886 - Franklin (MA) School Supt L Giguere - 11/17/22

Published on: 27th November, 2022

This session of the radio show shares my first recorded conversation with Franklin School Superintendent Lucas Giguere. We had our conversation in person at a Central Office conference room in the Municipal Building on Thursday, November 17, 2022. 

At a high level our topics were:

  • 5 months in, how are you doing?
  • Student behavior, reaching out to parents & community for help
  • Vaping, substance use
  • Social media and critical conversations
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) deep dive and overall program
  • Redistricting approach and process has started

The recording runs about 39 minutes 


Superintendent’s page ->  https://www.franklinps.net/district/superintendent 

Superintendent’s letter to parents & community ->  https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/10_25_22_supt_report_to_sc.pdf 

Critical conversations videos ->

- Substance use and Mental Health Forum -  https://youtu.be/3CIOXT3BlMU 

- Social media - https://youtu.be/vhhfGFJkXPI 

DEI page (with link to plans, etc.) -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/diversity-equity-and-inclusion 

Redistricting page -> https://www.franklinps.net/school-committee/2023-redistricting-advisory-committee


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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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