School Committee - School Site Councils
The relationship between school committees and school councils provides for a unique opportunity to improve and strengthen community involvement within public education governance. The law provides an oversight role for school committees who establish educational goals and policies for the schools in the district, consistent with the requirements of law and the statewide goals and standards established by the Board of Education (M.G.L. ch.71, s.37).
School councils enhance site-based decision making by expanding participation of the school community in the school's decision making process. 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. In addition, by involving people who work in, and support the school in the development of the school's improvement plan, the likelihood will increase that the plan will be successfully supported and implemented.
Materials from Site Council Training, November 10, 2010
The Clerk's Office will need to received the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email information for all School Council members. After receipt of this information, the Clerk's Office will send to each School Council member, information on the Open Meeting Law and Ethics and will require confirmation of receipt from each member. The online ethics training can be done at any time by each School Council member. They may return confirmation of completion by printing the certificate at the of the session and mailing it via US mail to the Clerk's Office or they may email their completion receipt to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Contact the Schools Committee:
Mail for the School Committee may be sent to:
Lexington School Committee, Lexington Public Schools, 146 Maple Street, Lexington, MA 02420
E-mail may be sent to: email@example.com
or click on the link below.
E-Mail the School Committee.
Please keep in mind that E-mail created or received by the School Committee is a public record and subject to the requirements of the Public Records Law. G. L. c. 66. For more information, see the Supervisor of Public Record Bulletin 1-99