The Local School Council (LSC) is the governing body of the school with three main areas of responsibility:
School improvement: Provide input into the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP), approve the plan, and monitor and communicate the school’s progress.
Budget decisions: Ensure that all sources of discretionary funds are spent in line with the school improvement priorities as defined in the CIWP. This includes approving the budget annually in the spring and continual monitoring.
Principal decisions: Hire, evaluate, and make retention decisions about the principal.
A twelve-member team, the LSC is comprised of the Principal plus elected parents, community members, and staff. The following is a breakdown of the current members:
Six parents (one of the parents will serve as chair)
- Charlie Robinson Branda (Chair)
- Suzanne Halperin-McIntosh
- Kiki Kouchoukos (Secretary)
- Randy Moderhack (Vice Chair)
- Dana O’Banion
- Rory Williams
Two community members
- Gretchen Reachmack
- Janice Kay Smith
- Jennifer Mackenzie (1st grade)
- Brian Santos (piano)
One non-teaching staff member
Franklin holds its regular, monthly LSC meetings on the third Tuesday of each month of the school year, starting at 7 p.m. in the school library, with exceptions in some years (see actual dates below). Everyone is invited to attend.
The meeting dates during the 201/13 school year:
September 18, 2012
October 16, 2012
November 27, 2012 (exception due to Thanksgiving holiday)
December 18, 2012 (if needed)
January 15, 2013
February 19, 2013
March 19, 2013
April 16, 2013
May 21, 2013
Click here to see past meeting minutes
Franklin’s LSC annually hosts the International Picnic. This is a fantastic way to celebrate our diversity and the start of a new school year. The seventeenth annual picnic will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from noon to 3 PM.
The event requires the help of over 80 volunteers (parents, staff, students, and community members) for setup, food service, international arts & crafts, sports, entertainment, and clean-up. Franklin receives generous food donations from many Old Town restaurants, and we all enjoy the potluck dishes contributed by our families. It’s amazing to see everyone pull together for this remarkable social gathering.
Elections for the next two-year LSC term will be held in April of 2014. The current term runs from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2014. The best way to learn about this service opportunity is to attend LSC meetings!