School Council

  • Welcome to the 2018-19 UHS School Council

    What is a school council?

    A school council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers, community members and, at the secondary level, students, required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.
    What is the reason the Education Reform Act calls for establishing school councils?

    Teachers, parents, and community members can become more committed to improving the schools and more supportive of the public school system when they enjoy the opportunity to serve or be represented on a school council that has a role in shaping the policies and programs of the school. One Massachusetts school system, which instituted site-based decision making and school councils prior to the statewide mandate, includes the following preamble in its guidelines for council

    Values behind site-based decision making through councils: [the council] improves student outcomes by uniting, in responsible participation, those closest to the teaching-learning relationship; [the council] creates through the development of a shared vision and planning a school environment which unites all members of the school community in a sense of belonging, commitment and growth.


    Members of the UHS School Council:

    Michael Rubin, Principal (co-chair)

    Melissa Fischer, Parent (co-chair)


    Parent Members: Dawn McCarthy, Tonya Allegrezza, Emily Costa, James Hogan, Jennifer Picotte

    Student Members: Elise Croteau, Sonila Murati, Abby Cohen, Lexi Nowicki, Alexandria Patterson

    Community Representatives: Emily Fernandes, Mary Sherlock


  • Abby Cohen -- Student
    Lexi Nowicki -- Student
    Eion Goulet -- Student

    Elise Croteau -- Student
    Sonila Murati -- Student
    Michael Catalano -- Staff

    Natalie Daverio -- Staff
    Michael Smutok -- Staff
    Mary Guilmette  -- Staff
    David Lyman -- Staff
    Jennifer Picotte -- Parent 
    Dawn McCarthy -- Parent
    Tonya Allegrazza -- Parent
    Melissa Fischer -- Parent, Co-chair
    Emily Costa -- Parent
    Jim Hogan -- Parent
    Emily Fernandes -- Community Member
    Michael Rubin -- Principal, Co-Chair
    Mary Sherlock -- Community Member
    Michael DiMeglio -- Assistant Principal, Ad Hoc/Non-Voting member

Meetings and Agendas