Welcome to the School Committee website. It is our hope that it will serve as an excellent source of information for our students, staff, parents, and community members. The School Committee invites you to contact any member of the committee when you have concerns, suggestions, or thoughts to share that will benefit and improve our district.Your voice is important to us.
You may contact members individually or through its secretary, Beverly McGillicuddy firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing: Haverhill School Committee, 4 Summer Street, Room 104, Haverhill, MA 01830.
The Haverhill School Committee consists of six members elected for four-year terms. Mr. James Fiorentini, Mayor, serves as ex-officio Chairperson of the School Committee email@example.com. Annually at its Organizational Meeting (first meeting in January) the members elect a Vice Chairperson. On January 13, 2022, Mrs. Toni Sapienza Donais Mrs. Toni Sapienza Donais was elected by her colleagues to this position.
An Act relative to extending certain COVID-19 measures adopted during the state of emergency was signed by Governor Baker and allows for remote meetings and hearings by public bodies through April 1, 2022, which allows the Haverhill School Committee to hold hybrid meetings . The following provisions have been implemented to ensure public participation in its meetings: in order to register to participate in remote public comment during the school committee meeting, please register here at least 6 hours prior to meeting: Public Comment Registration Link. A link to the public comment session of the meeting will be emailed to you at the address you supply at least two hours before the meeting.
The meetings of the Haverhill School Committee will be held in-person at the location provided on this notice. Members of the public are welcome to attend this in-person meeting. Please note that while an option for remote attendance and/or participation is being provided as a courtesy to the public, the meeting will not be suspended or terminated if technological problems interrupt the virtual broadcast, unless otherwise required by law. Members of the public with particular interest in any speciﬁc item on this agenda should make plans for in-person vs. virtual attendance accordingly.
Regular meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. During the months of February, July, November and December the committee meets only once. The meeting calendar is provided here 2022 HSC Calendar Approved 12.09.21
Outside of the regular meeting schedule, the members serve on several negotiating teams and subcommittees appointed by the Mayor and/or the Vice Chair Vice Chair Toni Sapienza Donais. Mrs. Sapienza Donais has made the following subcommittee assignments for 2022: HSC Subcommittee Assignments 2022 TSD 01.21.22.
The School Committee’s powers and duties are derived from and controlled by state statute. Its powers and responsibilities are stated in the Policy and Procedure Manual. It is not the job of the School Committee to manage our schools, but to see that our schools are managed well. The School Committee annually updates its goals for the Superintendent of Schools.
Mayor James Fiorentini, Chairperson and Mrs. Toni Sapienza Donais, Vice Chairperson
Listing of School Committee Members along with contact information: 2022 School Committee Contact List