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


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

All Zoom Meetings 6:00pm-7:00pm

October 27, 2020

November 17, 2020

December 1, 2020

January 12, 2021

February 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

April 27, 2021

2020-2021 School Improvement Plan

School Council Meeting Minutes