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School Committee

School Committee Staff Directory

Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Assistant to the Superintendent/Clerk of the School Committee
[email protected]

The Worcester School Committee is the legislative and policy-making body charged with supervision of the Worcester Public School System. Under Chapter 71, Section 37 of the Massachusetts General Laws, it

"shall have the power to select and to terminate the superintendent, shall review and approve budgets for public education in the district and shall establish educational goals and policies for the schools in the district consistent with the requirements of law and statewide goals and standards established by the Massachusetts Board of Education."

It also conducts collective bargaining with all employee organizations.

Under Chapter 71, Section 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the School Committee may, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, also establish and appoint the following positions:

  • Assistant or Associate Superintendent(s)
  • School Business Administrator
  • Administrator of Special Education
  • School Physician
  • Registered Nurses
  • Legal Counsel

The School Committee may approve or disapprove the hiring of said positions.

Under Chapter 76, Section 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws, it

“shall approve a private school when satisfied that the instruction in all the studies required by law equals in thoroughness and efficiency, and in the progress made therein, that in the public schools in the same city.”

Rules of the School Committee

School Committee Members

Mayor Petty headshotMayor Joseph M. Petty
2 Grove Heights Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
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Laura Clancey headshotLaura B. Clancey
2 Westport Circle
Worcester, MA 01605
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Mr. JohnsonJermaine Johnson
36 Zenith Drive
Worcester, MA 01602

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Ms. KamaraJermoh Kamara
10 Roath Street
Worcester, MA 01604
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Ms. MailmanSusan Mailman
24 Holden Street
Worcester, MA 01605

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Molly O. McCullough headshot
Molly O. McCullough
5 Hockanum Way
Worcester, MA 01606
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Tracy O’Connell Novick headshotTracy O’Connell Novick
135 Olean Street
Worcester, MA 01602
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