School Council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, and community members.
School Councils were mandated in every public school in Massachusetts by the Education Reform Act of 1993.
There are four major areas of responsibility for School Councils. 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