Winchester High School - School Improvement Council

The PFA invites all parents and guardians to volunteer to participate in the WHS School Improvement Council. The Council meets with Principal Dennis Mahoney the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 am to discuss what is happening in the school. This year the PFA will hold an election for two 2-year positions.

Forms due September 24 at noon

Voting September 26 to October 1

Candidate forms are due by noon on September 24. Interested parents and guardians can obtain the application form here. Please email completed forms to The submitted forms will be available on the PFA website for the community to read and familiarize themselves with the candidates. Voting will take place September 26-October 1.

The following excerpts are from the MA Department of Education (DOE) website Q&A concerning School Councils. To read the entire text, visit the DOE website.
The Role of School Council: The law requires that there be a school council at each public elementary, secondary and independent vocational school in the Commonwealth. Councils are to assist principals by reviewing the school building budget and developing the school improvement plan. Councils may also take on other responsibilities, including policymaking, as granted by the local school committee. Council school improvement plans are submitted to the local school committee for review and approval.