5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Wednesday, March 22

Access Framingham (AFTV) and Framingham Source will co-sponsor a LIVE Charter question debate tonight at 7 p.m.

On April 4, when voters go to the polls in the Town of Framingham election, they will see a ballot question asking them to approve a city form of government for the Town of Framingham. A proposed charter question asks voters to eliminate the Town Manager-Selectmen-Town Meeting form of government and to create a City of Framingham with a mayor and an 11-member City Council. The charter would also eliminate the 7-member Framingham School Committee elected at-large and create a 9-member School Committee, elected by district.

Watch the debate line in Framingham on AFTV cable channels: RCN – Channel 3; Comcast – Channel 9; and Verizon – Channel 43 or Watch Online via the internet with this direct link to the live stream: AFTV LIVE Stream


2.  Framingham educators, school officials, community leaders will hold a press conference today to discuss Fuller Middle School’s plans to use restorative justice in regards to discipline. Restorative justice focuses on ways to address discipline issues without solely resorting to punitive actions, such as suspensions and detentions. The Framingham Teachers Association partnered with Framingham school officials to bring a restorative justice program to Fuller, where educators wanted to do more to address the social and emotional needs of their students. The National Education Association awarded the FTA a Great Public Schools grant to fund the three-year training and assessment program, which began this winter and is provided by Engaging Schools.


3. The Framingham Disability Commission is scheduled to meet tonight at 7:15 in the Ablondi Room in the Memorial Building. Click here for the agenda.


4. Brophy Elementary School is hosting a fundraiser today at Mexico City Taqueria on Route 135 in Ashland. A portion of the proceeds will go to the school’s PTO. Click here for more details.


5. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s immigration forum scheduled for tonight at Wilson IB School has been rescheduled for April 6.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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