Weston School Committee

 

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:

  • - oversee the annual school budget
  • - develop school system policies
  • - hire and review the performance of the school system Superintendent 
  • - advocate for the school system with citizens and Town Government

 

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.
 

School Committee Annual Report

 

 Current composition of the Weston School Committee is as follows:

 

School Committee Member Term Expires
Danielle Black, Chair    2017
Alex Cobb 2018
Dr. Ed Heller 2019
John E. Henry 2018
Dr. Sanjay Saini 2019

     

Budget

Budget information is available on the Finance and Operations section of this site.  

 

Policy Manual

The Policy Manual underwent a complete revision and was approved iin its entirety in November 2011. School Committee Policy page.. 

 

Meetings

The School Committee meets on Monday nights approximately twice a month at 7:00 PM at Case House.  Meetings in 2016-17  are scheduled to be held August 29; September 12, 26; October 17; November 7, 21; December 6 (Tuesday), 12); January 9; February 13; March 20, 27 (tentative);  April 10 (Boston), 24; May 15, 22; June 5, 19. Click here for Meeting Information and Procedures.

 

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, the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, the Director of Student Services, the 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 has been selected as student member for 2016-17.
 
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.  Meetings for 2016-17 are as follows (all Thursdays):  September 15, October13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 4.
 
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.    

 

 

 

 
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