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

Colleen Cummings , Mathematics Specialist

Lauren Heaton, Special Education Teacher

Jenny Serafino, 2nd Grade Teacher

Juliet Keenan, Special Education Teacher

Rachel Axtmann, Parent

Michael Barresi, Parent

Gina Pantuosco , Parent

Summer Williams, Parent

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


Meeting Dates 2018

Thursday, 1/25/18 3:15

Tuesday, 2/27/18 3:15

Meeting Dates 2017

Monday, 9/18/17 3:45

Thursday, 10/12/17 3:15

Thursday , 11/16/17 3:15

Thursday , 12/7/17 3:15

School Council Meeting Minutes

2017-2018 School Improvement Plan