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School Site Council

School Site Council Elections

Spring, 2019

By law, each school in Massachusetts must have a School Council composed of family members, staff, the principal and a community member.  The Birch Meadow School Council for the 2017-2018 School Year is:

Alissa Gallegos (Term ends June 2020)

Jennifer Zani (Term ends June 2020)

Lisa Connell (Term ends June 2021)

Gina McCormick (Term ends June 2021)

Jan Rhein (Term ends June 2020)

Heather Sullivan (Term ends June 2021)

Julia Hendrix, Principal

The law outlines for 4 major areas of responsibility for these councils: 

  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
  1. Reviewing the annual school building budget
  2. Formulating a school improvement plan

The School Council meets monthly at Birch Meadow School.  Currently our meetings are held from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays.  This year the meetings will be:

  • September 23
  • October 21
  • December 9
  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 16
  • April 13
  • May 18

School Council members serve a two-year term.  We hold elections for School Council members in the spring of each year so that new members can attend the first meeting of the next school year.  Organizing elections in this manner will allow for School Council members to be more involved in writing the School Improvement Plan, a task which is undertaken each fall.

Next year, the School Council will be involved in writing the School Improvement Plan particularly a goal related to anti-bias and equity education, reviewing and analyzing academic and behavioral data, and participating in our school community and culture work.

 

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