Leicester Public Schools
To provide dynamic educational opportunities that inspire a community
of learners who are prepared for the future.
To engage well-balanced learners in a safe and supportive environment that
promotes personal and academic growth.
● Collaborative Relationships
● High Expectations
3 Washburn Square, 3rd Floor, Leicester, MA 01524
Phone 508-892-7040 | Fax 508-892-7063
LPS Home Page: http://leicester.k12.ma.us Facebook: click here
Role of the School Committee
As instruments of the Massachusetts Legislature, local School Committees derive their authority from Massachusetts General Laws, from statutes and from the regulation of the State Board of Education.
The Leicester School Committee consists of five voting members elected to staggered three-year terms. The School Committee operates in accordance with the MGL Ch. 71 and 41 which delegates its authority. The Educational Reform Act of 1993, Ch. 71 S. 37 specifies this authority as follows: “The School Committee in each city and town and each regional school district shall have the power to select and to terminate the Superintendent, shall review and approve budgets for public education in the district, and shall establish educational goals and policies for the schools in the district, consistent with the requirements of law and statewide goals and standards established by the State Board of Education.”
The School Committee determines overall School Department policy and budget. The School Committee conducts public meetings which are broadcast on a local TV station. The committee and Superintendent continually seek ways to obtain sufficient funding to support its programs from available sources at the local, state and federal levels.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Donna McCance, M.Ed., Chair
Scott Weikel, Vice Chair
Dylan Lambert, Secretary
SCHOOL COMMITTEE LIAISONS
Leicester High School
Leicester Middle School
Leicester Elementary School
Parks and Recreation
Instructional Leadership Team
Former Becker Advisory Committee
Budget and Finance Advisory Group
SCHOOL COMMITTEE DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS
2022-23 LHS Student School Committee Liaisons
STUDENT LIAISON TO THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
The Leicester School Committee supports the inclusion of up to two high school student representatives to the School Committee each year. Preferably, one student will be a member of the junior class and one student will be a member of the senior class. Each such student representative will serve in a nonvoting capacity, although he or she will be encouraged to weigh in on all matters of concern to the student body. Each student representative shall attend business meetings and shall be encouraged to attend workshop meetings. Each shall act as a liaison between the School Committee and the student body. Student representatives shall be excluded from executive sessions.
Each student representative shall serve a two-year term (defined as two complete school years). The procedures for nomination and selection of a student liaison to the School Committee are outlined in policy BBAB-R.
Cross-reference: BABB-R Student Liaison Guidelines
ADOPTED: October 8, 2013
REVISED: December 8, 2015
Kathy Cai is beginning her senior year this year. She excels academically, and has worked three different jobs this year - including as a barista and hostess, which she will continue to do for the upcoming year. She is also interning at a dentist’s office this school year, and regularly volunteers at Our Lady of Vilna church. In her free time, Kathy plays tennis and was on the LHS Tennis team during sophomore year.
Tyler is a member of the Class of 2023 and will be graduating this year. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and runs track and cross country. Tyler is academically gifted and volunteers as a peer tutor at LHS, and is also on the school’s student government E-Board. He is heavily involved in community service - and is spearheading a mini-golf fundraiser to benefit UMass Memorial Local Children’s Hospital. Tyler is on the Parks and Recreation Committee and can often be found helping out at the Leicester Food Pantry.
Matthew will be a junior this year, and is a model student-athlete. He is especially interested in science, and just completed a summer internship at Clark University in the Biochemistry Lab. Matthew plays on the LHS football, basketball and baseball teams, and is also on the Worcester Junior WooSox. Matthew serves on the LHS student government E-Board.