FRAMINGHAM – Under the new City form of government, the Middlesex Regional Vocational School Committee that oversees Keefe Technical Regional High School will be appointed by the Mayor and no longer elected by voters.
Presently, the Mayor’s office is advertising it needs to fill three spots on the School Committee.
These new appointed members of the School Committee would serve three years.
The Mayor would nominate individuals, but a majority of the 11-member City Council would need to approve the nominations.
The Regional Vocational School Committee’s primary responsibility is to establish those purposes, programs, policies and procedures that will best produce the educational achievement needed by our students.
The Committee is charged with accomplishing this while also being responsible for fiscal management of the school system.
The Committee must fulfill these responsibilities by functioning primarily as a legislative body to formulate and adopt policy, by selecting an executive officer to implement policy, and by evaluating the results. It must carry out its functions openly, while seeking the comments of public, students, and staff in its decision-making processes.
The School Committee meets once per month on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. and occasionally invites School Committee to participate in a special sub-committee when needed.
Applicants must be residents of the City of Framingham to apply.
In 2016, Framingham voters elected Larry Cooper, Linda Fobes and John Kahn to the School Committee. Kahn resident last year, when he moved out of the City of Framingham.
Mayor Spicer nominated on December 12, 2018, Michelle Burns and Maria Martinez to fill seats through roughly April 2019 to complete two expired terms. Burns lives in District 3 and Martinez lives in District 1.
District 6 City Councilor Michael Rossi serves as an elected member of the
Middlesex Regional Vocational School Committee. His term expires in 2020. He ran unopposed in the Town of Framingham 2017 election.
Roughly, more than half of Keefe Technical High School is Framingham studnets in grades 9-12. The others communities that feed into Keefe Tech are Ashland, Natick, Holliston, and Hopkinton.