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School Council

A School Council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C. The two main responsibilities of a School Council are to review the building budget with the Principal and to create and implement a School Improvement Plan.


Councils are an integral feature of Education Reform and are the main instrument for practicing the participatory site-based management that is called for in the Education Reform Act.  The involvement of different groups on the council -- teachers, parents, and non parent community members -- provides the school with different and mutually complementary perspectives on its improvement goals and plans.

To indicate your interest in being a Parent Representative on School Council, please complete the School Council Nomination Form and return it to the Office.