Leicester Public Schools

School Committee


Recognized by the community as its greatest asset, the Leicester Schools engage every child in rigorous, student-centered learning in a safe and technology-rich environment.



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.

Meet Our School Committee Members

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Donna McCance,

Secretary

mccanced@lpsma.net

Term: 2020-2023

Tom Lauder

laudert@lpsma.net

Term: 2019-2022

Nathan Hagglund,

Chair

hagglundn@lpsma.net

Term: 2020-2023

Stella Richard

richards@lpsma.net

Term: 2019-2022

Scott Francis

Vice Chair

franciss@lpsma.net

Term: 2018-2021

SCHOOL COMMITTEE LIAISONS


Leicester High School: Scott Francis

Leicester Middle School: Stella Richard

Leicester Elementary School: Thomas Lauder

Parks and Recreation: Donna McCance

Wellness Committee: Donna McCance

Select Board: Shared amongst School Committee Members

District Improvement Committee & District Data Team: Donna McCance


SCHOOL COMMITTEE DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS

Click here for School Committee Policies


Click here for School Committee Handbook


Click here for Meeting Agenda and Minutes


Click here for Open Meeting Law


Click here for LPS Calendar


Click here for News



Click here for LPS Wellness





Click here for Rules of Public Comment Period


Click here for Budget Document


Click here for MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)


Click here to read about the LPS Middle School Project


Student Liaisons

Abigail Johnson

I am a junior, I play basketball and run track and cross country. I love my dogs and enjoy being outdoors, spending time with friends, and helping my community. In the future, I hope to get my degree in biochemistry and have a career in clinical lab sciences.

Morgan Merrell

My name is Morgan Merrell and I am a junior at Leicester High School. I love to play basketball in the winter and track and field in the spring. I am very interested in medicine as it is a profession that helps so many so it is my goal to go to medical school. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and helping out in the community and at my church.

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