Wednesday, January 25, 2017

School Committee Finalizes Updated Policy Manual

After 11 months of work, the School Committee voted for final approval of their updated Policy Manual at last night's Committee Meeting.  Since last February, the Committee has been reviewing and revising past Committee bylaws and policies through the coordination of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) and their representative, Jim Hardy.  

School Committee Chair, Sean Costello, and Secretary, Rich Greer, formed the Committee's policy subcommittee and work along with Superintendent Granatino in revising policies and ensuring they were in alignment with DESE requirements and state laws and regulations.  Policy work is one of the core responsibilities of the School Committee and a solid, comprehensive Policy Manual is essential for every School District.

All of the policies (Sections A-L) will soon be available online, on the district's website.