If you are interested in helping to improve the Wellesley Middle School, please consider being a candidate for its School Council. The WMS School Council is currently comprised of five parents, five staff members, two community representatives and Principal Mark Ito. The Council generally meets eight times per year, usually in the late afternoon. Members are elected for two-year terms. Currently, three parent positions are open.
The main areas of responsibility for School Councils, which are mandated by the Education Reform Act of 1993, are to assist the building principal in: 1) Identifying educational goals and needs of students that are consistent with the School Committee’s goals and policies. 2) Reviewing proposals for the next year’s school budget. 3) Formulating a School Improvement Plan including goals and action steps.
The council, in conjunction with the faculty, will explore issues that might include the following: • A monthly perspective on common questions and concerns about the middle school. • An inventory of age appropriate skills and goals for middle school students. • General parameters for school-home communication. • School climate issues in response to Massachusetts State Laws. • AYP status in areas that need improvement.
If you are interested in placing your name in for nomination for one of the available slots, please e-mail the WMS PTO Co-Presidents (find their emails here) in early September. Typically ballots with candidate information are sent home with students before Back-to-School Night, and parents vote at Back-to-School Night. Please confirm all of this with the WMS PTO Co-Presidents so you have the right dates for this year.
Want more information about what School Council is? Read about it HERE. You can alsoreadPrincipal Mark Ito's School Council letter. Andvisitthe WMS School Council webpage.