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BIA-1 - Checklist for New School Committee Members

Policy BIA-1

Adopted: January 10, 2019
Amended: N/A

Suggested checklist for newly sworn in School Committee members

  • Familiarize yourself with Open Meeting Law
  • Familiarize yourself with SC Norms of Communication
  • Reach out to Superintendent to set-up official email, ID badge and key FOB (for access to schools), a guided tour of the buildings (if desired), an informational meeting with the business manager and the special education director
  • Get access to SC Shared Folder with Meeting Packets and other supporting material
  • Sign-up for MASC workshops
  • Understand practices for adding an agenda item
  • Understand practices for creating a new subcommittee
  • Familiarize yourself with various sub-committees and the work involved
  • Familiarize yourself with the types of Meetings:

Executive Session

  • Meet the district’s administrative assistant

Legal References:

MGL 71:36A

Cross References:

BIA-New School Member Orientation


School Committee Policies