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 will not recognize correspondence received from anonymous sources.
The School Committee may also receive correspondence using the link to their official school Email addresses (School Committee Email)
Michelle Grodsky, Chair
Russell Dupere, Vice Chair
Melanie Rothstein, Clerk
Brahadesh (Breggy) Sivakumar
SCHOOL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS 2017-2018
FINANCE SUB COMMITTEE
OPERATIONS SUB COMMITTEE (includes High School Start Time Study, Communications P/R, Green Team and Energy Task Force)
POLICY SUB COMMITTEE
MIDDLE SCHOOL WORKING GROUP
LPVEC BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Once/Month)
LPVEC BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Once/month)
Beth Barron - alternate
Pension Task Force
Energy Task Force
BBH - Russell Dupere
CTR - Kerrin Morrin
WS - Stephanie Jasmin
GBK -Jess Hutchins
WMS - Beth Baron
LHS - Melanie Rothstein
Promote delivery and assessment of K-12 curriculum that is aligned and coordinated across all disciplines
● Collaborate with administration and support through the budgeting process, the continued articulation and alignment of the Pre-K - 12 Curriculum to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
● Support the implementation of new courses and curriculums through the budgeting process, especially those courses that promote 21st Century technology Skills
● Support the foundational skills in reading writing necessary for students to successfully be college/career ready.
The Longmeadow School Committee will develop a long range, strategic plan and operational and communication protocols to ensure that it effectively leads and serves the community.
● Support appropriate and effective non-teaching staff positions though the budget process, based on student impact on achievement
● Create in collaboration with administration, town clerk and current members, a reference packet for all School Committee members, which includes all pertinent information necessary for a smooth transition to his/her role as School Committee member
● Develop a plan to consistently communicate positive district/school/student happenings, and School Committee business, effectively with all stakeholders through varied means including; regular press releases, social media, email blasts, and school based notices
● Support the Superintendent in the creation and implementation of the District Strategic Plan.
The Longmeadow School Committee will ensure that programming and curriculum are accessible to all families and serve the diverse needs of all learners.
● Support through the budget process, any recommendations for change and improvements of our METCO program, based on a program review.
● Support administration in identifying and remediating targeted areas of academic need.
● Support administration in the continued development of positive school cultures that reach the potential of all learners by capitalizing on student strengths and teaching to targeted areas of need.
The Longmeadow School Committee will advance the social emotional health of students by supporting programming and initiatives aimed at reducing stress and anxiety.
● Support through the budget process and through policy, the work and recommendations of the Wellness Committee as it relates to the social and emotional health of all students, families and staff.
● Support through the budget process the expansion of a health curriculum in the elementary grades.
Goals approved 9-13-2017
Actionable items approved 11-15-2017