• Who is the Carlisle School Committee?

    The Carlisle School Committee is composed of five members, elected through a town-wide election.  Each member serves a three-year term.  The chairperson and vice chairperson of the Committee are voted on by the current members of the committee at the first regular meeting after the town-wide election.  The committee also selects two members to serve on the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee that includes Concord and Carlisle and governs the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School.

     

    All Carlisle School Committee meetings are open to the public, observe Massachusetts Open Meeting Law and are posted on the school committee page of the Carlisle School website.  Agendas are available on the same webpage and are generally available at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  Agendas also are available at Carlisle Town Hall at least 48 hours prior to a meeting. Similarly, approved minutes are posted on the school committee page of the Carlisle School website.

     

    Carlisle School Committee Duties

    It is the duty of the school committee to see that it is well operated, not to operate the school.  The Committee concerns itself primarily with broad questions of policy and budget matters rather than with administrative details.  Generally speaking, the duties of the Carlisle School Committee are as follows:

     

      • Hire and supervise the Superintendent
      • Hire the following: special education director, school physician, nurses, attendance officer and chief procurement officer
      • Develop, review and approve the school budget, and monitor expenditures throughout the year
      • Review all school policies on a rotating basis or as needed

     

    All members of the Carlisle community are encouraged to contact the School Committee with questions or concerns.  If you are not familiar with someone currently on the School Committee, simply use this email address, schoolcommittee@carlisle.k12.ma.us.  Your questions will be answered as soon as possible by the Chair of the Committee.  If the School Committee is not the agent to address your concern, we will direct you to the appropriate resource.  You might also consider clicking through to the School Committee pages on the school website to review older agendas and minutes, read the policy manual or learn a bit more about the Carlisle School Committee.

     

    Carlisle School Committee Meeting Schedule

    The Carlisle School Committee generally meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Community Room in the Robbins Building at CPS.  Meetings are posted at Town Hall and, typically, on the CPS website, and the School Committee Facebook page.  Agendas are developed by the Superintendent and School Committee Chair, and approved by the Chair.   Members of the community may request subjects for the agenda can submit them, in writing, to the Superintendent seven days prior to a regularly scheduled meeting.

     

    Soon you will be able to click here if you would like to be included on the Agenda and Meeting Packet email distribution list prior to each School Committee meeting.

     

    Standard Meeting Agenda

    The committee uses the following general order for meetings, with public comments early in the meeting for the convenience of those who wish to speak with the committee.  Visitors are most welcome and are encouraged to stay at the meeting as long as their schedule allows.

     

    Call to Order

    I. Public Comments

    III. Reading of the Minutes

    IV. Information/Discussion Items

    V. Communication/Correspondence

    VI. Superintendent's Report

    VII. Members'/Committee Reports

    VIII. Action Items

    IX. Warrants

    X. Other Business

    IX. Citizens' Comments on Agenda Items

    XI. Adjournment

     

    Except as noted below.

     

    Executive Sessions

    Periodically, the Committee may enter into private or executive sessions upon a vote of the members present and voting, for consideration of certain matters specified in law (including but not limited to certain personnel issues, contracts to be negotiated, collective bargaining, security systems, and legal advice or pending litigation).  The committee must first be in open session to call an executive session. At the time the executive session is called, the purpose for the session and whether the public meeting will reconvene must be stated. All votes taken in executive session must be by roll call.

     

    School Committee General Calendar of Events

    The following is the general calendar that the Carlisle School Committee follows.  This is an outline that serves as a general guide, not a mandated schedule.  Please find the actual meeting dates for the 2017-18 academic year on the CPS website and/or at the end of the suggested calendar.

     

    September

      • Begin developing the next year’s budget with Superintendent and School Business Manager
      • Develop and finalize School Committee goals for this academic year
      • Work with Superintendent to set Professional Practice and student learning goals for evaluation process
      • Determine schedule for review of policies

     

    October

      • Continue budget development
      • Review designated policies

     

    November

      • Present budget to the Carlisle Finance Committee in mid-November, including presentation to Long-Term Capital Requirements Committee for capital requests
      • Review and vote to accept/decline PTO Faculty & Staff Grants
      • Review designated policies

     

    December

      • Continue budget process
      • Review designated policies

     

    January

      • Continue budget process
      • Special budget meeting as needed
      • School calendar to be presented to School Committee prior to February 1
      • School Committee chairperson must submit annual report to Town;

     

    February

      • School choice hearing
      • Review designated policies

     

    March

      • Review Town Meeting warrant articles and consider whether or not any should be considered by School Committee - Should School Committee should take a position?
      • Review designated policies

     

    April

      • Finalize budget; review any unexpected budget items with Superintendent
      • Review designated policies

     

    May

      • School Advisory Council must report to School Committee by June
      • Review superintendent request for salary adjustments to non-contractual employees
      • Review designated policies

     

    June

      • Vote to reorganize committee and welcome new School Committee member(s) after town election
      • Present Superintendent evaluation
      • Set calendar of meetings for upcoming year
      • Review designated policies

     

    July

      • Possible summer workshop/ goals setting meeting/ interesting speaker

     

    Schedule School Committee Meeting Dates and Time

    Note the following scheduled School Committee meetings for the 2017-18 academic year.  Additional meetings or changes in this schedule will be posted as soon as possible on the Carlisle School website, Town Hall and on the School Committee Facebook page.  Every effort will be made to keep this schedule.  The Carlisle School Committee generally meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Community Room in the Robbins Building at CPS.

     

    Committee Meetings

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - rescheduled to January 24, 2018

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - rescheduled to February 12, 2018

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

     

     

    Committee Membership

    Title/Role

    Name

    Term

    Chairperson

    David Model

    2017-2020

    Vice Chairperson/Regional School Representative

    Mary Storrs

    2016-2019

    Regional School Representative

    Melissa McMorrow

    2015-2018

    Member

    Josh Kablotsky

    2016-2019

    Member

    Christine Lear

    2017-2020