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BA - School Committee Operational Goals

Policy BA

Adopted: October 5, 2006
Amended: N/A

The School Committee is responsible to the people for whose benefit the school system has been established. The Committee's current decisions will influence the course of education in our schools for years to come. The Committee and each of its members must look to the future and to the needs of all people more than the average citizen finds necessary. This requires a comprehensive perspective and long-range planning in addition to attention to immediate problems.

The School Committee's primary responsibility is to establish those purposes, programs, and procedures that will best produce the educational achievement needed by our students. The Committee is charged with accomplishing this while also being responsible for wise management of resources available to the school system. The Committee must fulfill these responsibilities by functioning primarily as a legislative body to formulate and adopt policy, by selecting an executive officer to implement policy, and by evaluating the results.

Massachusetts General Laws govern much of the operations and procedures of the school committee. The policies and guidelines contained herein offer greater guidance for the Hopkinton School Committee.

Cross References:

ADA - School District Goals and Objectives

School Committee Policies