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FM #1012 - Franklin (MA) School Committee Mtg - 06/13/23
Episode 101215th June 2023 • Franklin Matters Radio • Steve Sherlock
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This session of the radio show shares part of the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.

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

Brief recap:

  • Moment of silence to recognize the tragic passing of an FHS graduating senior
  • During the Superintendent's Report, 2 highlights were shared. (1) a quick overview of the Spanish trip during Spring break. (2) recognition of three FHS outdoor track athletes for their accomplishments at the Meet of Champions
  • Recognition of Michelle Kingsland Smith retiring for the 2nd time this year with 50 years of education experience. Recognition of Miriam Goodman's retirement as Business Administrator
  • Middle school civics program provided an update on the process across the three schools and a student presentation from Horace Mann.
  • The Oak St Elementary team provided and interactive question and answer update on the happenings and progress within the school this year
  • The additional funds from the Town saves some positions but there are still 26.7 positions removed from the budget, 16 of which were enrollment related. The Committee agonized over the cuts, appreciating the effort and thought that went into trying to minimize the impacts of these. One member said as hard as it is this year, we'll look back to this budget next year as a good one. And that is not something to look forward to

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 this segment of the School Committee meeting June 13, 2023

Timing on the recording when each segment Starts

  • Spain trip - approx 12 minutes
  • Girls Outdoor Track - approx 20 minutes
  • Michelle Kingsland Smith - approx 29 minutes
  • Middle School Civics - approx 42 minutes
  • Oak St Update - approx 73 minutes
  • Discussion Action Items (budget) - approx 1 hour 56 minutes


Meeting packet folder ->

Meeting agenda doc (includes remote participation info) ->

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

Franklin TV Video link ->


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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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