BB: SCHOOL COMMITTEE LEGAL STATUS

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The School Committee is the governing board of the town's public school system. Although it functions as a duly elected committee of town government, the School Committee has, unlike other town boards, autonomous and absolute authority within limitations established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to carry out the educational policies of the state and guide the educational process.
 
The School Committee consists of five members who are elected to serve terms of three years.
 
LEGAL REFS.:
M.G.L. 41:1 and 71:37 specifically, but powers and duties of School Committees are established throughout the General Laws of Massachusetts Relating to School Committees.
Town Charter, Secs. 4: 21: 25 

Lexington Public Schools,  Lexington, MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee:  July 2015 
 


 
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