School Site Council Committees

  • Franklin Leadership Action Group (FLAG)/Communications/Outreach Committee
    FLAG spearheads Franklin’s efforts to respond to district, state, and national issues affecting our school. FLAG provides awareness and mobilizes parent activity for national, state, and local PTA-endorsed proposals or ballot issues. Its initiatives may include keeping the parent body briefed on relevant policy issues, and organizing attendance at Board of Education or Santa Monica City Council meetings, letter/e-mail writing campaigns, circulating petitions, phone banking, and precinct walking. The Communications and Outreach group was formed to enhance communication among constituents of the Franklin community, including teachers, administration, staff, parents, guardians, and students. Enthusiastic and concerned volunteers are welcomed.

    Facilities Committee
    This committee determines campus needs and funding required to enable facilities upgrades. Members present plans as appropriate to school governing bodies. Public bonds for capital improvements will appear on future ballots, which will require input from this committee. Professionals with architecture or space planning backgrounds are particularly welcome.

    Budget Committee
    This group includes the principal, PTA presidents and Treasurer, and Site Governance Council representatives to determine the budgeting and spending priorities for PTA and School Site Improvement funds. This group annually creates a joint PTA and Site Governance Council budget and spending plan, which is then adopted by the PTA membership for the following school year.

    Curricular Support Committee
    This collaborative committee works with the school administration, faculty, and teachers to recommend and implement improvements in classroom instruction and support. This group reviews curriculum planning and implementation, and provides input to the School Site Plan.

    Green/Beautification Committee
    This committee has a dual focus. Its mandate is to beautify Franklin's campus and buildings by adhering to green principles. Franklin has had much success in the trash-less lunch program, cutting paper usage by up to 50%, purchasing tables with umbrellas for the big yard and planning a huge campus-wide tree planting (27 trees!) in conjunction with the Tree People organization. Be a part of making Franklin lovely and green.

    Technology Committee
    This committee focuses on technology resource allocation at Franklin and the development and implementation of the school’s technology strategic plan. Committee personnel work closely with district personnel to ensure that Franklin’s technology resources and performance are aligned with district standards.