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The School Committee consists of five members who are elected to overlapping three-year terms.  The Committee is an independent body entrusted by law with broad powers and important duties.  Following the enactment of the Educational Reform Act in 1993, which restructured and in some ways curtailed the powers of Massachusetts School Committees, the School Committee has the power to:

  1. Establish educational goals and policies for the schools in the district consistent with the requirements of law and statewide goals and standards established by the Board of Education;
  2. Review and approve budgets for public education in the district; and,
  3. Select, evaluate annually, and, if necessary, terminate the Superintendent.

It is also the role of the Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of its policies and the Superintendent’s implementation of them and to serve as the employer for the district for collective bargaining purposes.

Moreover, the Committee is responsible for keeping the local citizenry informed about the schools and for keeping itself and the school staff informed about the needs and wishes of the public.  In contrast to the Committee, which has budgetary, and policy-making authority, the Superintendent is charged with the day-to-day administration and oversight of the SPS.

The Committee holds public meetings two times per month during the academic year and one time each in July and August. There is opportunity for public input at each regular school committee meeting. Additionally, contact can be made with the whole Committee by e-mail (school-committee@sudbury.k12.ma.us), or mail:

School Committee
40 Fairbanks Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

Individual Committee members may be contacted at their email addresses or telephone numbers below. Public input is vital to the Committee as it seeks to best serve the citizens of Sudbury who support the SPS.

2018-2019 School Committee Members

Ms. Lisa Kouchakdjian, Chair 978-579-0936 lisa_kouchakdjian@sudbury.k12.ma.us
Ms. Maggie Helon, Vice-Chair 978-261-5246 maggie_helon@sudbury.k12.ma.us
Ms. Christine Hogan 978-440-8756 christine_hogan@sudbury.k12.ma.us
Mr. Richard Tinsley 978-440-9691 richard_tinsley@sudbury.k12.ma.us
Ms. Silvia Nerssessian 978-443-8571 silvia_nerssessian@sudbury.k12.ma.us

 

2018-2019 Liaison Assignments

Board of Selectmen

Lisa Kouchakdjian

Finance Committee

Silvia Nerssessian

M.A.S.C. Delegate Maggie Helon
LSRHS

Richard Tinsley

Sudbury Special Education Advisory Council Maggie Helon
METCO Christine Hogan
EDCO Lisa Kouchakdjian
Permanent Building Committee
& School Building Committee,
Energy Committee & Planning Board

Christine Hogan

Health Advisory Committee Lisa Kouchakdjian
Capital Financial Planning Committee

Lisa Kouchakdjian

Silvia Nerssessian

SERF Maggie Helon
Park & Recreation Lisa Kouchakdjian

Budget Strategies Task Force

 

Lisa Kouchakdjian

Silvia Nerssessian

 

2018-2019 School Liaisons

Josiah Haynes School

Silvia Nerssessian

Israel Loring School

Lisa Kouchakdjian

General John Nixon School

Richard Tinsley

Peter Noyes School

Maggie Helon

Ephraim Curtis Middle School

Christine Hogan

 

2018-2019 Responsibilities and Assignments

Negotiations/Labor Relations

Richard Tinsley

Christine Hogan

Custodian Negotiations Liaison

Maggie Helon

Public Relations/Communications

Lisa Kouchakdjian

Maggie Helon

Policy

Lisa Kouchakdjian

Maggie Helon

School Start Time Subcommittee

Christine Hogan

Richard Tinsley

Legislative Forum

Lisa Kouchakdjian


Recent school committee meetings may be viewed online on SudburyTV.  Meetings prior to March 2016 may be viewed on SudburyTV's older PegCentral site.

School Committee meetings are listed on the District Calendar.   Please visit our calendar page and click on the District Calendar to view the dates of the meetings, or download the 2017-2018 Meeting Schedule.  Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Fairbanks Senior Center at 7:30pm

Any questions regarding School Committee Meeting dates and times should be directed to the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, Justin Dulak, at 978-639-3211.