School Committee

Under Chapter 71, Section 37 of the Massachusetts General Laws, it "shall have the
power to select and to terminate the superintendent, shall review and approve budgets
for public education in the district and shall establish educational goals and policies for
the schools in the district consistent with the requirements of law and statewide goals and standards established by the Massachusetts Board of Education."
It also conducts collective bargaining with all employee organizations.
Under Chapter 71, Section 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the School Committee may, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, also establish and appoint the following positions:
  -Assistant or Associate Superintendent(s)
  -School Business Administrator
  -Administrator of Special Education
  -School Physician
  -Registered Nurses
  -Legal Counsel
The School Committee may approve or disapprove the hiring of said positions.
Under Chapter 76, Section 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws, it “shall approve a private school when satisfied that the instruction in all the studies required by law equals in thoroughness and efficiency, and in the progress made therein, that in the public schools in the same city.”



Current School Committee Agenda

Standing Committees

Special Committee


Videos of Archived School Committee Meetings

School Committee Staff Directory

Helen A. Friel , Ed. D.
Assistant to the Superintendent/Clerk of the School Committee
(508) 799-3032

Carleen M. Magri
Head Clerk
(508) 799-3032

Eileen Sullivan
Principal Clerk
(508) 799-3032