Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools




170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002

Policy BEA: School Committee Meetings

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The School Committees will transact all business at official meetings of the Committee. These may be either regular or special meetings,defined as follows:

  1. Regular meeting: the usual official legal action meeting, held regularly
  2. Special meeting: an official legal action meeting called between scheduled regular meetings to consider specific topics.

Every meeting of the School Committee, regular or special, will be open to the public unless an executive session is held in accordance with the state law. (See Policy BEC )

Regular School Committee meetings generally will be scheduled as evening meetings. Each summer, a schedule of the regular meetings for the following year will be approved by the Committee.

All Committee decisions on information or formal recommendations will only be made in regularly scheduled open session, except for matters appropriately made in executive session.

In arriving at its decisions, the Committee shall seek information and recommendations from the Superintendent (who serves as chief advisor to the Committee) and other persons and groups it deems appropriate.

Committee business will be conducted with the intent of, adjourning a meeting no later than two and one-half hours after it was called to order. A meeting may be extended beyond two and one-half hours by majority vote of those present in favor of a motion to continue the meeting for each additional half hour. During a meeting, the Chair is empowered to limit discussion and to remind participants of the time restraints on any item.


MGL 30A:18 , 30A:20, 30A:21, 30A:22, 30A:23


Policy BEC

Region Voted to Approve: 11/25/08
Amherst Voted to Approve: 12/9/08
Pelham Voted to Approve: 12/4/08
Effective Date: 12/9/08