Carlisle Public School

83 School Street, Carlisle, MA 01741

  • 2016-2017

    The Carlisle School Advisory Council is an advisory group to our public school Superintendent 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 two-year term, and meetings are held throughout the year. The SAC requires equal representation of school personnel and parents and must contain at least one community member.

    Click here to review the results of the 2014-15 parent survey.

    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 

     Dennet Sidell

    Principal Co-Chair

     Alyson Becker


     Carrie Wilson

    Principal Co-Chair 

     Susan Bacher


     Linda Vanaria 

    Grade 2 Teacher

     Peter Gambino




     Abigail Willard


     Maya Bery

    School Librarian

     Helen Keighron


     Mike Miller  

    Grade 8 Teacher 

     Sara Wilson





    Community Member


    Meetings (click on the date to see notes from the meeting)

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    All meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:30 pm in the Spalding Conference Room. The public is invited to attend any meeting and comment or ask questions during the public comment period shortly after meetings begin.  Meeting agendas are posted at the Carlisle Town Hall at least 48 hours in advance of each SAC meeting.  

    School Improvement Plan 2015-18