About the School Council

  • The Haynes School Council is a representative committee composed of the Haynes staff members, parent representatives and one or more community members. The Council operates as an advisory body in accordance with and under the provisions of the Education Reform Act of 1993 (MGL Ch. 71 Section 59C).

    The School Council has three main purposes and responsibilities:

    1. Assist and advise the principal in identifying educational needs of students attending the school
    2. Assist the principal in reviewing the annual school budget
    3. Assist the principal in formulating the School Improvement Plan

    Nine members, including the principal, three faculty/staff representatives elected by the faculty/staff, three parent representatives elected by the parent community through the Haynes Organization of Parents, and two community members, appointed by the principal. All members (except the principal) serve two-year terms. The School Council is co-chaired by the building principal with membership, which includes parents, teachers and community members.

    The School Council meets approximately once a month, and at least once each quarter. The first meeting of the Council takes place no later than forty days after the opening of each school year.

    Learn more about Site-Based School Councils here.

Meeting Agendas

Membership 2022 - 2023

    • Dr. Nadine Ekstrom
      Interim Principal (Co-Chair)
    • Lisa Williams
      Assistant Principal
    • Julie Whitehead
      Math Coach
    • Jeffrey Clemons
      5th Grade Teacher
    • Erin Kehew
      Special Education Teacher
    • Jeff Klinger
      Community Representative (Co-Chair)
    • Bridget Riesenberg
      Parent Representative
    • Mary Stephens
      Parent Representative
    • Allison Vander Els
      Parent Representative

Meeting Schedule 2022-2023

  • Meetings are held Mondays from 2:45-4:00 p.m. 

    • September 27 (Tuesday)
    • October 31
    • November 14
    • December 12
    • January 30
    • February 13
    • March 20
    • April 3
    • May 15