SCHOOL COMMITTEE

LONGMEADOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS | 535 BLISS ROAD | LONGMEADOW, MA 01106 | P 413-565-4200 | F 413-565-4215

The Longmeadow School Committee is an elected body with seven members. School Committee members are elected to their positions to serve terms of three years. Elections are held in June with no more than three terms expiring each year.

The School Committe has the dual responsibility for implementing statutory requirements pertaining to public education and meeting local citizens' expectations for the education of the community's youth. School Committee has established a document to explain Roles and Responsibilities for School Committee and the Superintendent.

Formal correspondence to the Longmeadow School Committee should be made, in writing, and mailed to: 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Correspondence must be received by 12:00 noon on the Wednesday prior to a scheduled School Committee meeting, in order to be entered as official correspondence during that meeting.

The School Committee may also receive correspondence using the link to their official school Email addresses (School Committee Email)


Kevin Shea, Chair

kmshea@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Bronwyn Monahan, Vice Chair

bmonahan@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Nicole Choiniere, Clerk

nchoiniere@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Gianna Allentuck

gallentuck@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Susan Bell

sbell@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Jamie Hensch

jhensch@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Mary Keane

mkeane@longmeadow.k12.ma.us


Daegan Connolly

Student Representative

daconno@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

SCHOOL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS 2020=1-2022

FINANCE SUB COMMITTEE

(Capital Planning)

(Food Service Advisory)

Jamie Hensch

Bronwyn Monahan

Kevin Shea


POLICY SUB COMMITTEE

(Wellness Policy Review)

Gianna Allentuck

Nicole Choiniere

Mary Keane

EVALUATION SUB COMMITTEE

Susan Bell

Jamie Hensch

Bronwyn Monahan

CURRICULUM SUB COMMITTEE (Ad Hoc)

Nicole Choiniere

Mary Keane

Gianna Allentuck

Negotiations

Gianna Allentuck

Susan Bell

Nicole Choiniere

Tax Ceiling Task Force

NOT FILLED


LPVEC BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Once/Month)

Corporate

Bronwyn Monahan

LPVEC BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Once/month)

Collaborative

Mary Keane

WARRANTS

Jamie Hensch

(Bronwyn Monahan backup)

PAYROLL

Jamie Hensch

WELLNESS POLICY REVIEW

Gianna Allentuck

Energy and Sustainability

Kevin Shea


SEAL

Gianna Allentuck



School Representatives/Liaisons

Blueberry - Susan Bell

Center - Jamie Hensch

Wolf Swamp Road - Nicole Choiniere

Glenbrook - Bronwyn Monahan

Williams - Gianna Allentuck

LHS - Mary Keane

2021-2022 Goals

The Longmeadow School Committee devises annual goals to focus on the continuous improvement of the Longmeadow Public Schools. Through resource allocation, policy development and curriculum review, the Committee has established the following measurable outcomes. The development of these goals has been informed by multiple district-wide data sources.

The School Committee will review its progress towards these goals at a meeting in January (midterm progress) and again in June (end of year summative).

Curriculum:

The School Committee will work through the Curriculum Sub-Committee to engage in curriculum analysis and review to support the District Improvement Plan’s focus on

1. successful alignment and implementation of the Vision of the Graduate across all LPS schools;

2. successful creation and implementation of multi-tiered systems of support across all LPS schools;

3. differentiated instruction that inclusively accounts for differences in students’ holistic learning needs, competencies, interests and levels of readiness;

4. inclusive and equitable practices and outcomes.

This work will be informed by multiple data points including climate surveys, district assessment results, equity reports, and the Challenge Success Survey of Student Experiences.

Policy Goals:

The School Committee will work through the Policy Sub-Committee to inventory, analyze, and revise existing policies and potentially draft new district policy to ensure that policy language and intent

1. support the successful implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives;

2. support the district’s commitment to the health, safety and wellness of each member of the learning community;

3. support the successful implementation of curriculum, instruction and assessment priorities articulated in the District Improvement Plan.


Communications and Community Relations:

1. The School Committee will foster collaboration and communication between the Committee and District Administrative Team by holding joint events at least twice a year, focused on relationship building and the goals of the District;

2. The School Committee will welcome students and educators from the district to showcase student work that represents the Vision of the Graduate, civic involvement projects and other district initiatives and goals;

3. The School Committee will communicate monthly with parents/caregivers and the community via links to the minutes of the Committee meetings and links to recordings of the School Committee meetings;

4. The School Committee will work collaboratively with community stakeholders on the implementation of the recommendations of the equity audit conducted by the Center for Leadership and Educational Equity.

Fiscal:

The School Committee will work through the Finance Sub-Committee to advocate for the district funding by working with other town officials, committees, and our legislative delegates.

1. Maintaining its focus on well-resourced schools and fiscal responsibility, the committee will the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support;

2. outcomes related to diversity, equity and inclusion;

3. prioritize and support the health and safety of each member of the learning community;

4. negotiate in good faith to develop a mutually acceptable and fiscally responsible contract with the LEA.




Goals approved 10-12-2021