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.

Responsibilities of a school council

School councils are to assist principals in:

  • Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards
  • Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school
  • Reviewing the annual school building budget
  • Formulating a school improvement plan


Donna Hutton, Principal


Rachel Axtmann

Michael Barresi

Christopher Morgan

Gina Pantuosco

Sarah Smith


Amanda Erricolo

Juliet Keenan

Karen Rafferty

Vanessa Vigna

Donna Hutton, Principal

*Please see the Center School directory for parent contact information.


Meetings 2018

October 4, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm

November 7th, 2018 6:30 pm

December 5th, 2018 6:30 pm

January 9th, 2019 6:30 pm

2017-2018 School Improvement Plan

School Council Meeting Minutes