May 14, 2021
May Equity and Inclusion Meeting: Randall Student Videos Address Inequality
Randall students have been working hard to create stop-motion animation videos -- over 1,000 of them total! Each video addresses inequalities including racism, transphobia, homophobia, and ableism within six topics of interest of Randall students: family, voting, Covid-19, climate change, sports, and entertainment. Two videos will be featured each week in this newsletter. Click the images below to view this week's videos.
Stop Motion Animation:
Climate Change
Stop Motion Animation: Entertainment
We encourage all Franklin/Randall families to...

  1. Watch the videos with your children (Randall students have been completing reflection activities as they are watched in art class) 
  2. Join our virtual discussion on May 18 at 6:30 with the whole family! Click here to join the meeting via Zoom.
Emergency Broadcast Benefit Now Available
The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) is a $3.2B broadband subsidy program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.
Eligible recipients of the Emergency Broadband Benefit include students participating in the National Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program (FRPL). This subsidy only works if families opt in to participate.
About the Emergency Broadcast Benefit Program (EBBP):
  • The enrollment process is now open; funding is first-come, first-serve. Here is enrollment information.
  • The FCC has created an FAQ website for questions regarding the EBBP Program.
  • Eligible households can receive a monthly discount from participating internet service
  • providers (ISPs). See a list of providers. The discount is up to $50 per month off the standard rate for Internet service and associated equipment. On Tribal lands, the monthly discount is up to $75 per month.

All households with students in Community Eligibility Provision (CEPI) schools are automatically eligible for the benefit. 

How to Apply
There are three ways for eligible households to apply:
  • Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
  • Go to to apply online and to find participating providers near you.
  • Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to:

Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742
After receiving an eligibility determination, households can contact their preferred service provider to select an Emergency Broadband Benefit eligible service plan.
City of Madison Needs Crossing Guards
Are you, or someone you know, looking for part-time work of 10-15 hours per week? As a crossing guard, you will be providing a great service as a friendly face and kind presence to students each morning and afternoon. Are you responsible, dependable, enjoy kids and the outdoors? Then we want you providing for the safety of our school children for the 2021-2022 school year.
Starting pay is $17.91/hour (appx. $700+/month) plus regular raises and earned sick leave. Work is Monday - Friday (no nights or holidays and enjoy summer/school breaks off). Flexibility is required for early release dates (including early release every Monday afternoon). This is a great job for the retiree, grandparent, or stay-at-home parent.
Beginning in late June/early July, a job description and application will be available at: (search “hourly” positions for crossing guard link). Please be sure to list on your application any experience you have directing/controlling children (including your own children or grandchildren). Interviews are scheduled to begin Monday, August 16, 2021; employment begins approximately Wednesday, August 25, 2021. For information, contact the City of Madison Crossing Guard Supervisors at 266-4703.
The salary is good but the rewards of being a Madison Crossing Guard are priceless!
To support the Franklin-Randall PTO while shopping on Amazon, use the Franklin-Randall Amazon Smile link:
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Goals of the Franklin-Randall Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) include helping children, parents, teachers and schools build a strong and positive school community.