• File: BBA - SCHOOL COMMITTEE LEGAL AUTHORITY


    File: BBA

    SCHOOL COMMITTEE LEGAL AUTHORITY

    State law provides that:

    “The school committee in each city and town and each regional school district shall have the power to select and to terminate the superintendent, shall review and approve budgets for public education in the district, and shall establish educational goals and policies for the schools in the district consistent with the requirements of law and statewide goals and standards established by the board of education.”

    The school committee may have additional responsibilities pursuant to state statutes and regulations, as amended from time to time.

    Legal Ref.:M.G.L. 71:37, Powers and Duties: Superintendent Serving Joint Districts

    Cross Ref.:BB, School Committee Election

    Revised:March 25, 2015