The Superintendent may establish such permanent or temporary councils, cabinets, and committees as he/she deems necessary for assuring staff participation in decision making, for implementing policies and procedures for the improvement of the educational program.
Functioning in an advisory capacity, all cabinets, councils, and committees created by the Superintendent may make recommendations for submission to the School Committee through the Superintendent unless otherwise instructed. Such groups will exercise no inherent authority. Authority for establishing policy remains with the School Committee and authority for implementing policy remains with the Superintendent.
The membership, composition, and responsibilities of administrative councils, cabinets, and committees will be defined by the Superintendent and may be changed at his/her discretion. However, the School Committee wishes to be kept informed of the establishment and dissolution of these groups as well as their membership and their purpose.
Expenses incurred by such groups for consultative services, materials, food, and any investigative travel will follow School Committee policy and related administrative procedures and directives, but only within budgetary allotments.

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