Weston School Committee

The Weston School Committee is a legislative body comprised of five members elected for three-year terms at the Town Election in May, whose primary responsibility is to:

The School Committee is responsible for setting priorities (through the budget) and for establishing local policy to ensure that the schools are properly run in accordance with state law and regulations.

Members

School Committee Member Term Expires Contact Info
Danielle Black, Chair 2020 blackd@weston.org
781-647-1239
John Henry, Vice Chair 2018 henryj@weston.org
781-893-1737
Alex Cobb 2018 cobba@weston.org
781-734-2678
Dr. Ed Heller 2019 hellere@weston.org
781-891-0701
Dr. Sanjay Saini 2019 sainis@weston.org
781-891-3388

Budget

Budget information is available on the Finance and Operations page

Policy Manual

The Policy Manual underwent a complete revision and was approved in its entirety in November 2011.  Policies are also revised as needed.  During the 2017-18 school year, all sections of the manual are undergoing a complete review.  To learn more, visit the School Committee’s Policy Menu page.

Meetings

The School Committee meets on Monday nights approximately twice a month from September to June at 7:00 PM at Case House.  Visit the Meeting Information & Procedures page for more information.

WEEFC

The Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee (WEEFC) is a permanent sub-committee of the School Committee.  One member of the School Committee serves on the WEEFC Board.  Click here for more additional information regarding WEEFC.

Administration

The School Committee hires the Superintendent to oversee the daily operations in the schools with the help of an administrative staff. In order to act on policy matters and to evaluate, in a general sense, the overall functioning of the school system, the Committee asks the administrative staff to do a variety of tasks involving data collection and analyses and to make recommendations where appropriate.

The Administrative Council consists of the Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, Director of Student Services, Director of Information Technology and Libraries, and the Principals of each of the five schools.

Student Advisory Council

In addition, Massachusetts law requires that school committees meet at least once every other month during the school year with a student advisory committee, which consists of five members elected by the high school student body.  The five members shall, by majority vote, elect from their number a chairperson who will serve for a one-year term.  That chairperson also serves as as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the school committee.
Jack Mullany will serve as student member for 2017-18.  The meetings of the School Committee and Student Advisory Council (SAC) are open to the public and are all held in the High School Principal’s Conference Room from 7:00-7:30 AM generally on the second Thursday of each month, September through May.

METCO Representative

In addition to the five elected members and student,  a non-voting METCO Representative to the School Committee, is elected annually by the Boston/Weston METCO Parents Organization.  
Elizabeth Nagarajah and Cheryl Antoine currently serve in an alternating role.