School Council

Greenfield High School - About School Council

What is a school council and why are they required?

A school council is a representative school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, and community members and, at the grade 9 to 12 level, students. School councils are required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.

School councils are a means of promoting the educational benefits of site-based decision making for every school in Massachusetts. With teachers, parents and community members working together, the school council supports school-based planning and goal setting for school improvements. The expanded participation of the school community in school improvement helps to provide the school with different and mutually complementary perspectives on its goals and improvements.


What do school councils do? What are their main areas of responsibility?

The primary responsibility of the school council is to advise and assist the Principal with the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and to help develop any projects arising out of the SIP that the Principal identifies as beneficial to the successful functioning and development of the school.

The school council meets each month during the academic year. As mandated by the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, school council meetings are open to the public who are invited to attend and speak before the council regarding school-wide issues only. The council does not address any issues regarding individual students and therefore any public address regarding any individual student is not deemed appropriate and will not be heard.

An agenda for each meeting is posted on the school website calendar in advance, and minutes of each meeting are posted as soon as possible on the school website.

Meeting Dates:     All meetings are held at GHS in the main office conference room                                              beginning promptly at 5:15 p.m.

September 10, 2019                     October 8, 2019                         November 12, 2019

December 10, 2019                      January 7, 2020                         February 11, 2020

March 10, 2020/ Cancelled         April 14, 2020                            May 12, 2020

June 9, 2020


AGENDAS:                  Posted the Friday before each meeting.

MINUTES:                   Posted the Wednesday after each meeting.


September 10, 2019 Meeting Agenda                        September 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes

October 8, 2019 Meeting Agenda                               October 8, 2019 Meeting Minutes

November 12, 2019 Meeting Agenda                         November 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes

December 10, 2019 Meeting Agenda                         December 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2020 Meeting Agenda                             January 14, 2020 Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2020 Meeting Agenda                            February 11, 2020 Meeting Minutes / GPL Flyer