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 Co-Chair, Parent 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

Council Agenda and Minutes

November 2023 Agenda Minutes
December 2023 Agenda Minutes
January 22, 2024 Agenda Minutes
February 26, 2024 Agenda Minutes
March 18, 2024 Agenda Minutes
April 22, 2024 Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2024 Agenda Minutes