School Advisory Council

at back to school eventThe Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993 established in section59D that every school form a school council including elected family members and staff to advise the administration by assisting in identifying educational needs of students in the school, in reviewing the annual school budget and formulating the School Improvement Plan that sets goals and objectives for the school. The Tobin Council meets the second Thursday of the month from 8 - 9AM in room 129 and is open to the public. Agendas will be made available a week in advance.
SAC Leadership
Two co-chairs of the council are elected to design the agenda and facilitate the meeting in conjunction with the principal. At the beginning of the school year, parent and teacher representatives are nominated and subsequently elected to represent Children’s House, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary. Two of the elected parent representatives are also designated as Tobin representatives to the Citywide School Advisory Group (CSAG) comprised of parent representatives drawn from the School Advisory Councils of each of the public schools in Cambridge. CSAG meets one evening a month for two hours with the Superintendent and Cabinet of Cambridge Public Schools.

All meetings begin at 8AM.