19 Stage Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
3rd Wednesday of the Month
Anne T. Dunphy School
Vice Chair, Daniels Collins Trust Fund, School Council and Joint Committee with Teachers Association
Chair, Admin Advisory member and Hampshire Regional Representative
Secretary and Joint Committee with Teachers Association
Related Web sites
Williamsburg Public Schools: http://www.burgy.org/schools/
Hampshire Regional: http://www.hr-k12.org/
The District Mission
We wish to guide our children toward a lifelong love of learning for its own sake; toward an appreciation of the limitless power of knowledge; toward a vision of the future founded on lessons of the past; toward reverence for health of mind and body; toward dedication to principles of truth, friendship and justice in human affairs; and toward a desire to enjoy, to enhance and to preserve the beauty of the world in which their children will one day live.
The Committee's Role
The Williamsburg School Committee provides oversight and direction to the operation of the Williamsburg Public Schools. The committee's role, responsibilities and high level operating procedures are established in the context of Chapter 71, section 37 of the general laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our primary responsibilities are to establish the educational vision and goals for the district, approve the budget, establish policies for the district, and hire and evaluate the Superintendent. The implementation and achievement of these goals lies with the Superintendent and the administrative team. More simply stated the role of the School Committee is not to run the schools, but rather to establish the policies by which the schools are run, and to oversee their maintenance in a broad sense.
The Committee conducts its business in regular public meetings under the rules of the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. Generally, these meetings occur the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 in the Anne T. Dunphy cafeteria.
The School Committee must be responsive to its constituencies in governance, sensitive to the diverse needs of all learners, an advocate for students and learning before the people of the community and, as such, a vigorous ambassador for public education before all citizens. The members of the School Committee welcome input from the public. Brief public comments can be made during a designated time at the beginning of each school committee meeting. Please come and find out more about how the School Committee works for our children.
The committee is composed of 5 elected members who are elected to staggered 3 year terms.