Episode 964

FM #964 - FPS School Cmte Mtg - 03/21/23 - P2

Published on: 24th March, 2023

This session shares the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. The meeting was conducted in the Council Chambers with all seven members present. 

School Committee Chair Denise Spencer opens the meeting at 7:02 PM. 

Key items on the agenda

  • Recognition of several FHS studnets
  • Parmenter Elementary update & presentation
  • Superintendent's recommended budget for FY 2024

The show notes contain a link to the full agenda and to my notes & photos captured via Twitter during the meeting. 

The Committee entered Executive Session on a negotiation discussion and did return to public meeting. I did not capture that portion of the meeting.

The recording runs about three hours, thirty four minutes, so let’s listen to the Franklin School Committee on March 21, 2023.

I split the audio into two sections

  • #963 - Part 1 - covers the opening of meeting, FHS student recognitions, Parmenter presentation (less the musical audio segment - approx. 5 minutes), and then the closing of the meeting after the budget presentation (net of 1 hour and 25 minutes)
  • #964 - Part 2 - the entirety of the budget presentation  (2 hours) 


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

The agenda for this meeting can be found


The Packet folder contains the documents released for this meeting.


My notes captured via Twitter and compiled into one PDF doc ->


YouTube video link for this meeting -> (to be available after the copyrighted music section is edited out)

Presentation documents now available:

Photos from the meeting (mostly screen shots of the presentations not yet posted to the packet folder)  


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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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