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,


Term: 2020-2023

Tom Lauder



Term: 2019-2022

Nathan Hagglund


Term: 2020-2023

Stella Richard

Vice Chair


Term: 2019-2022





Term: 2021-2024


Leicester High School: Donna McCance

Leicester Middle School: Nate Hagglund

Leicester Elementary School: Jonathan Boisjolie

Parks and Recreation: Donna McCance

Wellness Committee: Donna McCance and Stella Richard

Selectboard: Tom Lauder

District Improvement Committee & District Data Team: Donna McCance


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.


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