Subcommittees and Liaisons

The Franklin School Committee utilizes a number of subcommittees to initially review, propose, and consider policies and issues that come before the Committee. The subcommittees bring these matters to the full School Committee for action. Only actions taken by the full School Committee become official policy. The current make-up of the subcommittees and their functions are outlined below.

Name

Function

Members

Bills Review

Reviews bills for the district.

Anne Bergen, Chair

Budget Subcommittee

Reviews, proposes, and considers matters pertaining to the school budget. They also participate as members of the town-wide Joint Budget Sub Committee.

Anne Bergen, Chair

Tim Keenan

Jennifer D'Angelo

Community Relations/Public Schools Advocacy Subcommittee

Reviews, proposes, and considers matters pertaining to communication with the community about school policies, issues, and programs.  Advocates on behalf of FPS

Denise Spencer, Chair

Anne Bergen

Judith Pond-Pfeffer

Payroll Review

Reviews district payroll.

Jennifer D'Angelo

Parent Communication Council (PCC) Liaison Subcommittee

Meets with PCC groups and reports back to full Committee.

Judith Pond-Pfeffer

Anne Bergen

 

Policy Subcommittee

Reviews, proposes, and considers matters pertaining to policies and procedures in the Franklin Public Schools. This subcommittee also maintains the Policy Manual.

Mary Jane Scofield, Chair

Elise Stokes

Denise Spencer

Review of Executive Session Minutes 

Reviews and considers matters pertaining to the release of executive session minutes to the public.

Anne Bergen

Sick Bank Review Subcommittee

Reviews, proposes, and considers matters pertaining to the sick bank.

TBD

Transportation Subcommittee

Recommends and reviews policies regarding transportation. The subcommittee also develops bids for transportation services and collaborates on the transportation bid process.

Tim Keenan

School Wellness Advisory Council Liaison 

The School Wellness Advisory Council (SWAC) Liaison is an ex official member of the School Wellness Advisory Council. This committee establishes annual wellness goals for the district. The committee reviews data, conducts data collection and sponsors professional development programs for students, faculty, parents and the community.

Denise Spencer

Elise Stokes

Ad Hoc Davis Thayer Facility Analysis Subcommittee

Considers matters related to the Davis Thayer closing study

Elise Stokes, Chair

Judith Pond-Pfeffer

Mary Jane Scofield

 

MASC Liaison Subcommittee

Advocates at the state level for schools.

 

Ad Hoc for Superintendent Evaluation Subcommittee

Meets with Superintendent around evaluation matters.  Synthesizes Superintendent evaluation from individual Committee member evaluations.

Anne Bergen, Chair

Jennifer D'Angelo

Elise Stokes