The School Committee -- and the School Committee alone -- will continue to confer diplomas on graduating seniors, following a discussion at last week's meeting.
The board's policy subcommittee had discussed a proposed change that would have allowed other town officials to participate in handing out diplomas under special circumstances, such as the graduation of their child, but ultimately decided to maintain the status quo.
Committee member Mary Jane Scofield tried to amend the policy to allow Franklin public servants, including past members of the School Committee, to hand out diplomas under special circumstances, but the majority shot the idea down.
-- Alison O'Leary Murray
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