School Committee Meetings - Participation and Information
The School Committee will hold hybrid public meetings. Members of the public may attend in person or virtually.
Meetings are typically held in Room 210 in the Education Center at 100 Walnut St., unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Meetings and agendas are posted on the City's Electronic Posting Board or the School Committee Calendar.
The public may also attend meetings virtually by logging in via Zoom as follows:
Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/390017072
Call-in information: 1-646-558-8656
Call-in meeting ID: 390 017 072
Please Note: All meeting materials can be accessed by clicking on the meeting link in the "Upcoming Meetings" section.
Public Comment: you may offer public comment either in person or virtually during the public comment portion of the meeting. To participate, please do the following:
- In-person: you may attend the meeting in-person and sign in for public comment on the sign up sheet. Per School Committee policy, you will have 3 minutes in which to offer your comments.
- Virtually: if you wish to offer public comment virtually, please submit your NAME and ADDRESS by email with the subject line: "Public Comment for [DATE]" to email@example.com at least 30 minutes PRIOR to the official start time of the meeting. Join the virtual meeting by computer or phone via the link or phone number above. When the School Committee chairperson calls your name, you will be permitted to unmute your microphone and turn on your video. You will have 3 minutes to deliver your comments.
Email messages sent to firstname.lastname@example.org are received by the entire School Committee. Please include your email address in the body or signature line of your message. To contact specific members, please visit our Contact Us section.
The committee can also be contacted by mail at:
Newton School Committee
100 Walnut StreetNewton, MA 02460
Telephone messages can be taken at 617-559-6110.
School Committee Outreach
Every year, School Committee members and the Superintendent visit all 22 schools to share information and gather feedback on key district initiatives. Meeting dates and details are sent via PTO newsletters.
School Committee Office Hours
Periodically, the Newton School Committee hold office hours to hear from constituents and the community. Office hours are not regular School Committee meetings and a quorum of members is not present. It is an opportunity for families and community members to ask questions about areas of interest within the Newton Public Schools. Please check back for information on future office hour dates.
About School Committee
Local School Committees derive their authority from the Constitution of Massachusetts, from statutes, and from the regulations of the State Board of Education. The School Committee operates in accordance with the MGL Ch. 71 and 41, which delegate its authority. The Education Reform Act of 1993, Ch. 71. S. 37:"The School Committee in each city and town and each regional school district shall have the power to select and to terminate the Superintendent; shall review and approve budgets for public education in the district, and shall establish educational goals and policies for the schools in the district, consistent with the requirements of law and state-wide goals and standards established by the Board of Education."
The Newton School Committee consists of nine voting members: one person is elected (citywide) from each of Newton's eight wards, and the Mayor serves as an ex-officio member. Click here to learn more about our Newton School Committee members.
October 11, 2023
October 12, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ELPAC Meeting