Congratulations to Lori Alper and Kerry Rackey for winning the seats on the School Council as Bedford-residing parents. Their two-year term begins now, with the first School Council meeting to be held on October 30, at 2:45 pm at BHS. Meetings are open to the public.
Lori and Kerry will serve on the School Council with the current Metco parent representative, Chevanese Van Dyke, and a Hanscom parent representative, Brett Millican (both of whom are in the 2nd year of their 2-year terms.)
The role of School Council is to assist principals by reviewing the school building budget and developing the school improvement plan. Councils may also take on other responsibilities, including policy making, as granted by the local school committee. Councils' school improvement plans are submitted to the local school committee for review and approval.
The law outlines four major areas of responsibility for 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
Below is a link to the DESE website which provide further information: