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

Christina Fleming

Erin Linville

Christopher Morgan


Amanda Erricolo

Juliet Keenan

Vanessa Vigna

Donna Hutton, Principal

Karen Rafferty (Community Member)

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


Meeting Dates

October 15, 2019 6:00-7:00

November 19th, 2019

December 17th, 2019

January 21st, 2020

February 25th, 2020

March 17th, 2020

April 21st, 2020

May 19th, 2020

2019-2020 School Improvement Plan

School Council Meeting Minutes