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FM #325 Supt Sara Ahern Reopening Update 8/06/20

Updated 9 months ago.

FM #325 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 325 in the series.

This session shares my conversation with Superintendent Sara Ahern regarding the school fall re-opening status. Our conversation was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Sara and I picked up from where we left off last time, which was before the preliminary plan was submitted to DESE, to talk about the remote learning first plans. A focus on the high needs learners would bring them into the school environment safely when the protocols are ready. One key difference from the remote learning done at the beginning of the pandemic, schools were closed then, schools will be open in September. Teachers will be expected to teach from school classrooms, however accommodations may be made if appropriate for remote teaching.

The show notes contain links to the Re-opening page, family webinar and presentation docs. The agenda for the School Committee meeting scheduled for Aug 11 will be shared as soon as it is available.

Our conversation runs about 19 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Sara on the preliminary plan and process.

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Reopening Presentation https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/files/reopening-presentation

Reopening Comprehensive Plan https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/files/disc-action-reopening-plan

Proposed Revised Calendar for 2020-2021 School Year
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/files/disc-action-b-revised-calendar

Franklin Public Schools - Re-opening page
https://sites.google.com/franklinps.net/returntoschoolplan/home?authuser=0

Re-opening Plan presentation doc
https://www.franklinps.net/district/meeting-packets/files/reopening-presentation-updated

Re-opening Webinar for Families
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/08/franklin-public-schools-family.html

Webinar Presentation copy: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1u0AEgJeeT2_MJxB5D-NLI1rcrxgB73ymGd6KWaGIR-g/edit?usp=drivesdk

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