CRLS Student School Committee*
4 Positions: (One per Learning Community) Gr. 9-12
The CRLS Student School Committee provides a learning experience in
policy making and the operation of city schools, allows students to
develop self-confidence and leadership skills in a public forum,
provides an opportunity to learn more about the educational system, and
to have a voice in their education.
The students elected will represent the interests and concerns of the
CRLS student body through discussion, projects and proposals presented
to the Cambridge School Committee. Students will be required to
participate in training and planning sessions and to attend the
Cambridge School Committee meetings, held on the first and third Tuesday
evenings beginning at 6PM in the Henrietta Attles School Committee room
in the Media Cafeteria. They may also be required to attend
subcommittee meetings that relate to student issues.
CRLS Student School Committee members elect a chairperson who will
serve for a term of one year as an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the
Cambridge School Committee without the right to attend executive
sessions, unless expressly granted by the Cambridge School Committee.
The CRLS Student School Committee chair is subject to all Cambridge
School Committee rules and regulations.
Meetings: 2x/month, Tues. 6PM + planning meetings, *mandated by state law
Student Government Day Representatives/Delegates*
2 Positions: 1 Delegate/1 Alternate, Gr. 11 & 12
These positions provide training and experience in the entire process
of representative government and the right of free petition in
preparation for Student Government Day in April when students from
around the state take over the State House and assume the leadership of
State Government. All Student Government Day Representatives become
eligible to assume the role of a member of state government – the
executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of state government,
including governor and members of his cabinet on Student Government Day.
Meeting: April, *mandated by state law
CRLS School Parent/Principal Advisory Council
2 Positions: 2 Students Elected at-Large, Gr. 9-12
The CRLS School Council is a state-mandated committee composed of
students, teachers, administration and parents. This group works with
the Principal to set long-term goals for CRLS.
CRLS School Council develops the School Improvement Plan and does
long-term planning around budget, personnel, and curriculum policy
issues affecting the high school. The CRLS School Council also makes an
annual report to the School Committee.
Students concerned with issues affecting CRLS should run for CRLS School Council.
Meetings: 1x/month for 2 hours in the evenings, 1st Monday; Full Year Commitment
Members of the Student Advisory Council to the Massachusetts Board of Education
2 Positions: 2 Students elected by Majority Vote, Gr. 9-12
Members of the Student Advisory Council (SAC) advise the Commissioner
of Education and have a voting representative on the State Board of
Education. SAC members act on Massachusetts’ educational policy and
student rights. Projects include lobbying for educational legislation,
writing curriculum recommendations, organizing student conferences, and
participating in the Department of Education’s activities such as visits
of other schools.
Meetings: 1st week of the month beginning in October (Full year commitment)