Leicester Public Schools

 School Committee


Mission

To provide dynamic educational opportunities that inspire a community 

of learners who are prepared for the future.


Vision

To engage well-balanced learners in a safe and supportive environment that

 promotes personal and academic growth.


Core Values

● Collaborative Relationships

● High Expectations

● Inclusiveness

● Perseverance

● Self-Reliance

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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 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: 2023-2026


Dylan Lambert, Vice Chair

lambertd@lpsma.net

Term: 2022-2025


Paul Messier

messierp@lpsma.net

Term: 2023-2026


Stephen Johnson

johnsons@lpsma.net

Term: 2023-2024


James Reinke

reinkej@lpsma.net

Term: 2023-2024




SCHOOL COMMITTEE LIAISONS


Leicester High School  

   Dylan Lambert

Leicester Middle School

   Jonathan Boisjolie

Leicester Elementary School

   Donna McCance

Selectboard

   Donna McCance

Parks and Recreation

   Paul Messier

Instructional Leadership Team

   Donna McCance



STUDENT SCHOOL COMMITTEE LIAISONS

2023-2024 LHS Student School Committee Liaisons 

Matt Direnzo, '24

Nora Oliver, '24

Dylan Delage, '25

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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

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)