A School Council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education summarizes the legal responsibilities of School Councils as four major areas of responsibility. School councils are to assist principals in:
- Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards
- Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school
- Reviewing the annual school building budget
- Formulating a school improvement plan
Field School Council Members: