We invite parents and staff of the Heath Brook School Community to serve on an advisory council to the principal of the school. This is a different body from the PAC, though both work to support our school.
From the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Councils are to assist principals by reviewing the school building budget and developing the school improvement plan. Councils may also take on other responsibilities… as granted by the local school committees. School improvement plans are submitted to the local school committee for review and approval.
In general, councils have approximately the same number of parents and teachers on them. At Heath Brook, we invite as many folks who are willing to commit to the monthly meetings and who can fit around our conference table.
School Site Council. Our energies this year will be turned toward the following:
– Restoration efforts after the August 2023 school flooding
– Developing a Council Corner of school newsletter for parents with SEL lesson focus
– Exploring options to expand the outdoor preschool play area
FAQs about School Site Council Membership: http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/advisory/schoolcouncils/part2b.html
Heath Brook School Council 2023-2024
|Co-Chair, Heath Brook Principal
|Mrs. Terry Gerrish
|Mrs. Emily Senarian
|Heath Brook Staff members
|Kathryn Buck, Cathy Ventura, Melissa Engelken, Jen Price, Stacy Paradis
|Parents and Community members
|Natalia DaSilva, Dennis Fiumara, Ellen Frank-Lajqi, Laura Reinholm, Tom Seichter