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.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBERS


Donna McCance, M.Ed., Chair

mccanced@lpsma.net

Term: 2020-2023


Scott Weikel, Vice Chair

weikels@lpsma.net

Term: 2022-2025


Dylan Lambert, Secretary

lambertd@lpsma.net

Term: 2022-2025


Nathan Hagglund

hagglundn@lpsma.net

Term: 2020-2023


Jonathan Boisjolie

boisjoliej@lpsma.net

Term: 2021-2024


SCHOOL COMMITTEE LIAISONS

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Leicester High School:

Leicester Middle School:

Leicester Elementary School:

Wellness Committee:

Selectboard:

District Improvement Committee & District Data Team:


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

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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