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FM #284 FPS Supt Sara Ahern 5/31/20

Updated 6 months ago.

FM #284 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 284 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin Public Schools Superintendent Sara Ahern. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about
- School budget for FY 2021 and the decision process
- What does school in Sept look like?
- Remote learning to close out this school year
- Graduation planning for June 5

Links to the key web page references we make are included in the show notes

The recording runs about 42 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Sara

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Finance Committee budget hearing #4 and vote to recommend a budget for Town Council Jun 4, 2020
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/2020-06-04_finance_committee_agenda_2.pdf

The Franklin Public Schools budget page https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget

Details on the FY 2021 budget https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget/pages/fy-2021-budget

Davis Thayer Facility analysis page https://www.franklinps.net/district/davis-thayer-facilities-analysis

Next School Committee meeting scheduled for June 9, 2020

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