School councils were established to assist principals in planning for and implementing goals and practices that enhance the achievement of all students. They are the main instruments for practicing the site-based decision making called for in the 1993 Education Reform Act.


The composition of the School Council has been determined and approved by the superintendent and school committee and will consist of the following:

  • 1 principal
  • 6 parents
  • 6 teachers
  • 3 students
  • 1 community person

All participants, whether elected or appointed, serve a two-year term. The legislation provides local leeway in the election process. It does, however, affirm the principle of peer selection. Parent members are selected by the parents of students attending the school in elections held by the locally recognized parent-teacher organization. Teachers are elected by the teachers in the school. Students and members of the community, however, are appointed by the principal.

There is a school-wide election for teachers to serve on the School Council. A nomination ballot is issued asking for nominations to the new School Council. The top three nominations will appear on a final ballot for election.

The educational reform law outlines four major areas of responsibility in which the Council is to assist the principal as listed below:

1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and state-wide student performance standards

2. Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school

3. Reviewing the annual school budget

4. Formulating the School Improvement Plan



School Council Minutes May 2019

School Council Minutes March 2019

School Council Agenda March 2019

School Council Agenda February 2019

School Council Minutes December 2018

School Council Minutes November 2018

School Council Agenda November 2018

School Council Minutes October 2018

School Council Minutes September 2018










School Improvement Plan 2017-2018









School Council Agenda April 6, 2016

School Council Agenda March 16, 2016

School Council Minutes Feb 24, 2016

School Council Agenda Feb. 24, 2016

School Council Minutes Dec. 16, 2015

School Council Agenda Dec. 16, 2015

School Council Minutes Dec. 2, 2016

School Council Agenda Dec. 2, 2015

School Council Minutes Oct. 21, 2105

School Council Agenda Oct. 21, 2015

School Council Minutes Sept 23, 2015

School Council Agenda Sept 23, 2015


School Council Agenda March 18, 2015

School Council Minutes Feb. 25, 2015

School Council Agenda Feb, 25, 2015

School Council Minutes Jan 2015

School Council Agenda Jan. 21 2015

School Council Minutes Dec 17, 2014

School Council Agenda Dec. 17 2014

School Council Minutes Dec. 3, 2014

School Council Agenda Nov. 19 2014

School Council Minutes Oct. 15 2014

School Council Agenda Oct. 15 2014

School Council Minutes Sept 17, 2014

School Council Agenda Sept. 17 2014

2012 – 2013

Agenda Sept 19, 2012
Agenda October 17, 2012
Agenda November 28, 2012
Agenda December 19, 2012
Agenda January 16, 2013
Agenda February 27, 2013
Agenda March 20, 2013
Agenda April 23, 2013

2013-2014 School Council Agendas

2013-2014 School Council Minutes

School Improvement Plan 2013-2014


Principal:   Kathryn E. Dawe  [email protected]

Newbury Parent:   John Protopapas  [email protected]

Newbury Parent:  

Rowley Parent:    Frank DeLisi   [email protected]

Rowley Parent: Jill Chouvelon  [email protected]

Salisbury Parent: Maryann Clark  [email protected]

Salisbury Parent:   Christine McLellan [email protected]

Community member/Co-Chair:   Beth DiMento [email protected]

Community Rep:   Celine Muldowney  [email protected]

Triton Teacher: Matt Haley:  [email protected]

Triton Teacher:   Janice Kovach: [email protected]

Triton Teacher: Tim Jepson: [email protected]

Triton Teacher: Aimee Mansfield: [email protected]

Triton Teacher: Caitlyn McElwaney:  [email protected]

Triton Teacher:   Ellen Moore:  [email protected]

Triton Teacher: Kim Spinale: [email protected]

Triton Teacher: Heather Walter: [email protected]

Student (gr.12) Sophia Proctor: [email protected]

Student: (gr, 11) Sophia Mailhoit: [email protected]

Student: (gr. 10) Avarey Caron:  [email protected]

Student (gr. 9) Kathryn Trojan:  [email protected]

School Improvement Plan