01 / 30 / 2020
  - 09:15:32 AM
Franklin Superintendent Delivers Monthly Report

By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Superintendent of Schools in Franklin delivered her monthly report to the School Committee and the community at this week’s School Committee Meeting providing some information about funding provided by the Student Opportunity Act and also about Grant Funding. Franklin Superintendent of Schools Sara Ahearn says she attended last week’s Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents mid winter meeting where Commissioner of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jeff Riley shared details of the required implementation plans that are part of the Student Opportunity Act. Ahearn says details are still emerging as these plans will hold districts accountable, to use this additional funding to close achievement gaps among student groups including English learners, students with disabilities and students with low socioeconomic backgrounds. In her report Superintendent Ahearn explained why the district doesn’t pursue every grant opportunity, because many grants come with expectations and additional management that may be inconsistent with the district's improvement plan or may siphon resources from current policies. However when appropriate, additional resources in the form of grants are sought.

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