Policy BDC: School Committee Appointments

  •    The Regional School Committee and the Superintendency Union #26 School Committee (a joint committee of the Amherst School Committee and Pelham School Committee existing for the purpose of employing a Superintendent, see MGL 71:63, see also Policy BEAA ) will appoint a joint Superintendent of Schools for a three year term who will be:
  • a. The executive officer of the committee.
    b. The chief educational advisor of the committee.
    c. The accountable officer for all personnel in the School District.
    d.The liaison officer between the committee and all personnel of theSchool District, state agencies, and community groups or agencies.

    Director of Finance or School Business Manager

    The Regional School Committee, the Amherst School Committee, and thePelham School Committee will appoint a joint Director of Finance orSchool Business Manager who will be responsible to the Superintendent ofSchools for fiscal operations.

    Treasurer

    The Regional Committee will appoint a Treasurer who will be responsible to the Superintendent.

    Other Personnel

    The School Committees will approve the hiring of AssistantSuperintendents, as recommended by the Superintendent. Such approvalwill not be unreasonably withheld. Assistant Superintendents will beresponsible to the Superintendent of Schools.

    The School Committees will approve the hiring of the director in chargeof Special Education, as recommended by the Superintendent. Suchapproval will not be unreasonably withheld. The director in charge ofSpecial Education will be responsible to the Superintendent of Schools.

    LEGAL REF:

    MGL 71:16A , 71:36 , 71:59 , 71:61 , 71:63

    CROSS REF:

    Policy BEAA

    Region Voted to Approve: 10/26/82 amended 12/2/08
    Amherst Voted to Approve: 12/14/82 amended 12/9/08
    Pelham Voted to Approve: 12/7/82 amended 12/4/08
    Effective Date: 12/9/08