5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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1 Phase IV students, many of whom have not physically been in their classrooms since march 2020, return to school today as part of the district’s hybrid model.

2. Yesterday, President Joseph Biden called for teachers and school staff to receive at least their first dose of the vaccine in March,

Senate President Karen Spilka called for teachers to be vaccined in March as well.

Governor Charlie Baker is expected to speak about the vaccine today at 9 a.m.

3. Last night a joint meeting of the Framingham City Council and the 8-member School Committee to elected one of 4 candidates to replace the late Karen Foran Dempsey on the School Committee in District 2.

The vote was 11-7-1 for Ricky Finlay to become the District 2 School Committee member through the end of Dempsey’s term – Dec 31, 2020.

The District 2 seat, along with the other 8 School Committee seats will all be on the ballot in November. The entire 9-member School Committee is elected every 2 years, by districts.

4. CITY OF FRAMINGHAM MEETINGS (all are Zoom or remote unless otherwise stated):

  • Framingham School Committee at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Conservation Commission at 7 p.m.

According to the Mayor’s public schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events, but she is expected to attend the School Committee meeting tonight. It is never on her public schedule.

5. Tonight is the Christa McAuliffe Charter Schools annual admissions lottery.

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