Advisory Council

The Peirce School Advisory Council is a representative, school-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, and community members. School Councils were established by the Massachusetts Education Reform Act to improve and provide support for public schools. The School Council acts under the supervision of the Arlington School Committee.

The School Council members are elected to fixed terms, with members elected by the parents at Peirce School for two year terms and teachers elected by teachers at Peirce School for two year terms.

The School Council is charged with planning, goal setting, and budgeting for improvements at Peirce. Specific responsibilities of the Peirce School Council include:

  • adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards
  • identifying the educational needs of students attending the school
  • formulating a school improvement plan

Meetings of the Council are public, and all interested members of the Peirce community may attend.

Meeting Dates

The council meets monthly during the school year from 2:30-3:30 PM in the Conference Room in the main office. Dates for this year are announced in the Weekly Bulletin and listed on the Peirce calendar.

Members for Academic Year 2014-2015

Principal Karen Hartley
Jenny Borovac, parent member
Matt Cooke, parent member
Heather Dooley, teacher member
Julie Goff, parent member
Crystal Power, teacher member

Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Minutes/Agendas from previous years

Surveys and Summary Documents

Communication Survey Summary

Recess Summary