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School Council

What is a School Council?
A school council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.

What is the role of the School Council?
The law outlines four major areas of responsibility for councils. School councils are to assist principals in:
1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards
2. Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school
3. Reviewing the annual school building budget
4. Formulating a school improvement plan

When and how often does the council meet?
Once a month, on the third Thursday of the month from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, beginning in October. The council meets in the Library at Williams Middle School.

The newest School Improvement Plan (2016-2017) is linked below.
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  Dec 14, 2016, 11:32 AM Anna Gelinas
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