The School Committees are elected bodies which represent the entire
community. They establish educational goals and policy for the operation
of the school systems. During public meetings, the School Committees
reach decisions by majority vote. In addition, the School Committees
review and approve budgets. They also select, appoint, and evaluate the
Superintendent of Schools.
There are three different school committees connected to the Amherst-Pelham school system. The Amherst School Committee is concerned with the three elementary schools in the town of Amherst. The Pelham School Committee supervises Pelham Elementary School. The Regional School Committee
oversees management of Amherst Regional Middle School and Amherst
Regional High School, which serve students in the towns of Amherst,
Pelham, Leverett and Shutesbury. The Regional School Committee includes
representatives from each of the four towns.