The School Committee’s primary responsibility is to establish those purposes, programs, and procedures that will best produce the educational achievement needed by our students. The Committee is charged with accomplishing this while also being responsible for wise management of resources available to the school system.
Purpose: The Committee is responsible for the development of policy as guides for administrative action and for employing a Superintendent who will implement its policies; The Committee is responsible for adoption of a budget that will enable the school system to carry out the Committee’s policies; The Committee is responsible for establishing educational goals and policies that will guide the Committee and staff for the administration and continuing improvement of the educational programs provided by the school district.
Passion: The Committee serves as the elected chief advocates for the public school students of Lenox, Massachusetts. The Committee promotes critical and creative thinking, literacy and social responsibility within a school environment that nurtures personalized education and values integrity and the pursuit of excellence.
People: The Committee is responsible for providing adequate and direct means for keeping the local citizenry informed about the progress and needs of the schools and for keeping itself and the school staff informed about the needs and wishes of the public.