Episode 994

FM #994 - FPS School Committee Mtg - 05/09/23

Published on: 13th May, 2023

This session of the radio show shares the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: all of the School Committee members, school district personnel along with some of the public in the Council Chambers. Some members of the public participated via Zoom conference bridge.

Quick recap:

  • The School Committee met on Tuesday night at their regular meeting. They heard an update from the Keller Elementary School, an update on the District Improvement Plan, and voted 6-1 on an amendment to the original motion, to effectively do nothing for redistricting. 
  • The 6 votes all talked of the need for the master facility plan, but although that was included in the original proposal before them, the minor adjustment now was passed on in favor of doing nothing. 
  • The entered Executive Session and did return to approve a contract reached with ESP/LPN bargaining unit before closing out the full meeting

Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. The link to my notes taken during the meeting is also provided.

Let’s listen to the School Committee meeting of May 9, 2023


Agenda document -> https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/scagenda_5-9-23.pdf 

Keller presentation document


District Improvement Plan update ->  https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/sc_5_9_23_strategic_objective_1_-1.pdf 

Redistricting Analysis Report


Packet folder contains the documents released for this meeting 


Franklin TV video replay -> https://www.youtube.com/live/W-9CbY5MeDY?feature=share

My notes captured during the meeting (in one PDF file)



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