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School Council

Quashnet School Council

  • School Councils are required to be in place for all school in Massachusetts as part of the Education Reform Act of 1993. School Councils are representative, school building-based committees 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.

    The purpose of a school council is to:

    •assist the principal in adopting educational goals for the schools,
    •assist the principal in the identification of the educational needs of the students,
    •assist the principal in the review of the annual school budget,
    •assist the principal in the formulation of a school improvement plan.

    The membership of the school council includes the principal, elected parent members, teachers and a community member. The council should broadly represent the racial and ethnic diversity of the school building and community. The Massachusetts Department of Education’s website provides detailed information about the mission and the responsibilities of Site-Based Councils.

    2019-2020 Quashnet School Council Members 


    MaryKate O'Brien, Principal

     Robin Geggatt, Teacher

     Ericka Porter, Teacher

    Tracy Fisher, Parent

    Rachel Coscia, Parent

    Cathy Lewis, Parent