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. To learn more about the role of the School Committee click here.

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)


Nicole Choiniere, Chair

nchoiniere@longmeadow.k12.ma.us


Mary Keane, Vice Chair

mkeane@longmeadow.k12.ma.us


Kevin Shea, Clerk

kmshea@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Gianna Allentuck

gallentuck@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Jamie Hensch

jhensch@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Julie Morgan

jmorgan@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Zach Verriden

zverriden@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Daegan Connolly

Student Representative

daconno@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

SCHOOL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS 2022-2023

FINANCE SUB COMMITTEE

(Capital Planning)

(Food Service Advisory)

Jamie Hensch

Julie Morgan

Kevin Shea


POLICY SUB COMMITTEE

(Wellness Policy Review)

Gianna Allentuck

Julie Morgan

Kevin Shea

EVALUATION SUB COMMITTEE

Gianna Allentuck

Jamie Hensch

Mary Keane

CURRICULUM SUB COMMITTEE (Ad Hoc)

Nicole Choiniere

Mary Keane

Zach Verriden

Negotiations

Gianna Allentuck

Nicole Choiniere

Mary Keane

Tax Ceiling Task Force

NOT FILLED


LPVEC BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Once/Month)

Corporate

Zach Verriden

LPVEC BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Once/month)

Collaborative

Mary Keane

WARRANTS

Jamie Hensch

(Nicole Choiniere backup)

PAYROLL

Jamie Hensch

WELLNESS POLICY REVIEW

Gianna Allentuck

Energy and Sustainability

Kevin Shea


SEAL

Gianna Allentuck



School Representatives/Liaisons

Blueberry - Zach Verriden

Center - Jamie Hensch

Wolf Swamp Road - Kevin Shea

Glenbrook - Julie Morgan

Williams - Mary Keane

LHS - Gianna Allentuck

Naming Committee (Ad Hoc)

Nicole Choiniere

Kevin Shea

Zach Verriden


Blueberry Hill Principal Search Screening Committee

Zach Verriden

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