• REVISED 2023-2024

    Ipswich School Committee 

    Subcommittees, Working Groups, and Liaisons

     

    Subcommittees

    Subcommittees are the standing committees which remain consistent from year to year

    Budget

    Assist administrators and finance department in creation of the school budget

    Communications

    Provide our community with consistent, clear information about Ipswich Public Schools

    Mutual Concerns

    Created to hear issues brought forward to the School Committee by teachers in the district

    Kate Eliot

    Dianna Freehan

    Jen Donahue

    Jen Donahue

    Sasha Sopic

    Jenny Connolly

    Sasha Sopic

    Jeff Poirier

    Mat Perry

     

    Negotiations 

    Represent the school district in its negotiations with various unions

    Operations

    Work with the Superintendent to formulate his goals as well as onboard new SC members

    Policy

    Responsible for keeping school policies up to date

    Jeff Poirier

    Jeff Poirier

    Dianna Freehan

    Kate Eliot

    Jen Donahue

    Jenny Connolly

    Dianna Freehan

    Kate Eliot

    Mat Perry

     

    Working Groups

    Working Groups are annually established, short-term committees that change from year to year

    Feoffees Report 

    Provide the Feoffees with an update showing how the annual Trust distributions were spent. Create annual report for the Annual Town Meeting

    School

     Facilities 

    Work with Director of Facilities on issues relating to buildings maintenance, safety and security, and climate initiatives

    Feoffee Policy Working Group

    Revisit SC Feoffee policy to ensure we are leveraging Feoffee funds in the best way possible to benefit students

    Mat Perry

    Jen Donahue

    Jeff Poirier

     

    Sasha Sopic

    Mat Perry

     

    Dianna Freehan

    Dianna Freehan

     

    Liaisons

    Liaisons are School Committee members chosen to represent the group at broader community/committee meetings. These liaisons provide updates from the School Committee to these groups and also report back to the full School Committee.

    Audit 

    Review the findings of the annual school department financial audit

    Birth to Three

    Collaborative preschool/kindergarten meetings hosted by Birth to Three

    Climate 

    Develop policies to keep our district on the leading edge of energy efficient operation

    Feoffees Committee

    The Ipswich Feoffees Committee manages the charitable Feoffees Trust that benefits Ipswich Public Schools

    Ipswich Athletic Advisory Committee

    Work with the HS Athletic director & other appointed school/community members to address issues relative to the School district's athletic programs

    Kate Eliot

    Jenny Connolly

    Kate Eliot

    Mat Perry

    Jen Donahue

     

    Ipswich Education Foundation

    The Ipswich Education Foundation is a non-profit fundraising and advocacy group in support of Ipswich Public Schools

    MASC Voting Delegate to Annual Business Meeting

    Attend the annual MASC/MASS joint conference as the IPS voting delegate

    Paine Grants

    Discuss/vote on proposals made for funding via the Feoffees Paine Grants. Also includes appointed IPS staff and community members

    Special Education

    Parent Advisory Council

    SEPAC by law is permitted to advise the school committee on matters that pertain to education/safety of students with disabilities: planning, development & evaluation of the program.

    Mat Perry

    Jenny Connolly

    Dianna Freehan

    Jeff Poirier

     

    STEAM Team 

    Work with the Ipswich STEAM Team to support the development of the STEAM vision and alignment in Ipswich Public Schools, and to help plan the annual STEAM Showcase

    Student Advisory Council

    The Ipswich High School Student Advisory Council 

    Town Government

    Study Committee

    Town resource for research on

    best lawful practice in Town

    governance and municipality

    organization, authority, and

    functions. Contribute to annual

    reports and recommendations to the Select Board and Town

    Meeting.

    Traverso-Weatherall Grants

    Discuss/vote on proposals made for funding via the Feoffees TW Grants. Also includes appointed IPS staff and community members

    Turf Field

    Represent the schools as part of a larger group overseeing the use and maintenance of the High School Turf Field

    Jenny Connolly

    Jeff Poirier

    Jenny Connolly

    Jenny Connolly

    Jen Donahue

     

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