Sudbury School Committee Seeks New Member

Published June 18, 2021 | Select Board's Office | Automatically Archived on 6/26/2021

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The Sudbury School Committee is seeking a new member to fill a seat vacated by a resignation. As School Committee members are elected, this is a temporary appointment which will be in effect until the next Town Election.

Residents interested in serving on the School Committees are asked to apply via the Appointment Application form by 5PM on June 25, 2021. Candidates will be jointly interviewed by the Select Board and School Committee.

 

About Sudbury School Committee

The School Committee consists of five members who are elected to overlapping three-year terms.  The Committee is an independent body entrusted by law with broad powers and important duties.  Following the enactment of the Educational Reform Act in 1993, which restructured and in some ways curtailed the powers of Massachusetts School Committees, the School Committee has the power to: 

  1. 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 Board of Education;
  2. Review and approve budgets for public education in the district; and,
  3. Select, evaluate annually, and, if necessary, terminate the Superintendent.

It is also the role of the Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of its policies and the Superintendent’s implementation of them and to serve as the employer for the district for collective bargaining purposes.

Moreover, the Committee is responsible for keeping the local citizenry informed about the schools and for keeping itself and the school staff informed about the needs and wishes of the public.  In contrast to the Committee, which has budgetary, and policy-making authority, the Superintendent is charged with the day-to-day administration and oversight of the SPS.

The Committee typically holds public meetings two times per month during the academic year and one time each in July and August. There is opportunity for public input at each regular school committee meeting. Additionally, contact can be made with the whole Committee by emailing [email protected] or mail:

School Committee
40 Fairbank Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

Recent school committee meetings may be viewed online on SudburyTV. Meetings prior to March 2016 may be viewed on SudburyTV’s older PegCentral site.

Any questions regarding School Committee Meeting dates and times should be directed to the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, [email protected], at 978-639-3211.