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Community Participation


The School Community and the Superintendent are committed to active and meaningful involvement of the public. As with recent decisions (hiring of the new Superintendent, busing fee, and band fee), the School Committee will continue to provide opportunities for public input into key decisions that will shape our public education system and our community as a whole.

The community is always encouraged to contact the School Committee with any suggestions for improvement. There are ongoing community groups with which to become involved. Periodically, the School Committee will convene special working groups to work on specific issues.  


Public Comment

In order to make informed decisions, the Norfolk School Committee will periodically hold official comment periods during which the community is encouraged to provide input/testimony prior to the school committee making its decision.

To provide written comments:

  • US Postal Service to: Norfolk School Committee, 70 Boardman Street, Norfolk MA 02056

Email:

Jeff Chalmers                        chalmers@norfolk.k12.ma.us
Thomas Doyle                        doyle@norfolk.k12.ma.us
Paul Cochran                        cochran@norfolk.k12.ma.us
Mark Flaherty                        flaherty@norfolk.k12.ma.us
Jeffery Curry                         curry@norfolk.k12.ma.us

To provide oral testimony:

  • Attend any regular school committee meeting
  • Attend any special public hearing on a specific topic

Each year the School Committee solicits public comment on the following topics:

  • Upcoming Fiscal Year Budget
  • School Choice
  • Proposed revisions to existing and adoption of new policy

Attorney General's Open Meeting Law Guide