School Advisory Council

  • The Carlisle School Advisory Council is an advisory group to our public school Principals as mandated by the State Education Reform Act of 1993. Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C, a school council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members, and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school.

    The SAC is charged with supporting District Goals through writing and implementing the School Improvement Plan, reviewing the school district budget, and providing general enhancement for the school community. Members serve a three-year term, and meetings are held throughout the year. The SAC requires an equal representation of school personnel and parents and must contain at least one community member.

    About School Advisory Councils

    The law outlines four major areas of responsibility for councils. School councils are to assist administrators in:

    • Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards.
    • Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school.
    • Reviewing the annual school building budget.
    • Formulating a school improvement plan.
     
  • Members (2023-2024)
     

    2023-2024 School Advisory Council (SAC) Members:

    Name

    Role

    Term

    Deepa Chungi

    Parent

    June 2026

    Shwetambari Gulhane

    Parent

    June 2026

    Diane Troppoli

    Parent

    June 2024

    Vikram Siwach

    Parent

    June 2024

    Melissa Suderman

    Parent, SAC Co-Chair

    June 2025

    Susan Fitzgerald

    Community Member 

    June 2025

    Jodie Wollner

    Teacher

    June 2026

    Katie Springer

    Teacher

    June 2026

    Linda Vanaria

    Teacher, CTA President

    June 2022

    Matt Mehler

    Principal 5-8, SAC Co-Chair

     

    Dennet Sidell

    Principal K-4

     

     

School Advisory Committee Minutes

Year Month Day Minutes Agenda
2024 [01] January 10 Minutes
2023 [10] October 18 Minutes Agenda
2023 [09] September 13 Minutes Agenda
2023 [05] May 10 Minutes
2023 [04] April 12 Minutes
2023 [03] March 8 Minutes Agenda
2023 [02] February 8 Canceled
2023 [01] January 11 Minutes
2022 [12] December 7 Canceled
2022 [11] November 9 Minutes Agenda
  • All meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:30 PM via Zoom. The public is invited to attend any meeting and comment or ask questions during the public comment period shortly after meetings begin or communicate with the SAC through individual members or email. Agendas will be sent to you prior to each meeting.

     

    School Improvement Plan 2022-2025