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School Committee Subcommittees - FY22

In addition to the core role of governing our schools, the Canton School Committee creates, participates in and/or designates representatives to help manage issues of particular importance to the school district or town. They are as follows:

SCHOOL COMMITTEE ASSIGNED ROLES
School Committee Subcommittees
Subcommittees are legal entities set up to address specific areas of importance to the School Committee. They meet regularly, abide by the Open Meeting Law, post agendas, and minutes. The School Committee creates a charge for these subcommittees and appoints one or two members to work through specific topics and make recommendations for the full committee to discuss and potentially adopt.
Policy

Kristian Merenda
Kendall O’Halloran
Derek Folan

Finance 
+Warrant approval/signee (Maureen Moran)

Nichola Gallagher
Maureen Moran
Stephen Marshall

CPS Collective Bargaining/Union Negotiation Team
As contracts are scheduled to be renewed, work with the district negotiating team (Superintendent, School Business Manager and CPS Attorney) to develop a strategy for negotiations and participate in negotiation sessions with the union. The School Committee representative oversees Collective Bargaining negotiation sessions. They report recommendations to the School Committee to discuss and potentially adopt.

Contract 2019-2022
-Canton Teachers Association (Unit A)
-Canton Educational Support Personnel Association (Unit E)

Nichola Gallagher
Derek Folan
Stephen Marshall
Rebbeca Bryant

Contract 2018-2021
-Administrative Assistants Association, Custodians/Maintenance Union, and Canton Schools Cafeteria Union (AFSCME)

Maureen Moran
Derek Folan
Stephen Marshall
Rebbeca Bryant

School Committee/Canton Public Schools Advisory Committees 
The function of an ad-hoc advisory committee or task force is to accomplish one-time specific tasks, often on a short-term basis not easily provided for elsewhere in the committee system. Each ad hoc task force has a particular goal to achieve or product to provide to the School Committee; when its task is completed, the committee is dismissed. The School Committee assigns representatives to these groups who may be members of the public and/or may direct the Superintendent to assign and oversee. They report recommendations to the School Committee.

Ad-Hoc CPS All-In Steering Task Force (COMPLETED MAY 2021)

Superintendent Appointees
Derek Folan

Ad-Hoc SC Calendar Task Force (ON HOLD) Maureen Moran
Ad-Hoc Routine SC District Attorney Review Task Force   Maureen Moran
Content and Communications Kendall O’Halloran
Ad-Hoc SC District Planning and  Evaluation Process Design 

Kristian Merenda
Nichola Gallagher

CPS Wellness

Ryan Gordy
CPS Stakeholders

 

 

LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS

Liaisons
Liaisons stay in contact with the Chair of the specified committee or organization. They attend meetings and gather information to further inform the full School Committee when needed. Liaisons provide timely updates to the full committee and help ask and answer questions of their assigned groups, as relevant.

Liaisons Appointed Positions to Joint Committees
These positions are recommended by SC and appointed by the Select Board or Town Administrator.

Master Planning Implementation Committee (MPIC)

Kristian Merenda (Clerk) 
Maureen Moran (Alt.)

Canton Community Preservation Committee (CCPC)

Kendall O’Halloran
Maureen Moran (Alt.)

Building and Renovations Committee Stephen Marshall
Canton Diversity Equity and Inclusion (CDEI) Nichola Gallagher
Paul Revere Heritage Commission Nichola Gallagher
Sustainability Stephen Marshall
Health Insurance Advisory Committee Derek Folan
Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) Derek Folan
Canton COVID Working Group

Nichola Gallagher
Derek Folan

Liaisons to CPS or Town Boards, Committees, and Municipally-Governed Groups
These are liaisons to boards appointed by the School Committee.

Annual Town Meeting Prep Committee

Kristian Merenda 
Derek Folan
Stephen Marshall

Select Board

Kristian Merenda 

Town Finance Committee

Nichola Gallagher
Maureen Moran 
Derek Folan
Stephen Marshall

Capital Planning

Nichola Gallagher
Maureen Moran 
Derek Folan
Stephen Marshall

Liaisons to Groups Serving Canton Public Schools 
These are liaisons appointed by the School Committee. They act as points of contact. 
Communication frequency is based on member availability.

CAPE

Maureen Moran

CAPT Maureen Moran
School Councils Maureen Moran
CPACSS Maureen Moran
Student Advisory Committee Maureen Moran

Liaisons to Regional (Beyond Canton) Organizations
These appointed liaisons monitor regional organizations and alert the School Committee when appropriate.
All members of the SC are invited to participate in MASC activities. ‚Äč

TEC Liaison Derek Folan
MASC Steward Nichola Gallagher

 

 

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