The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Advisory Councils were established by the Education Reform Act of 1993* to advise the Commissioner and the Board on matters relevant to their areas of focus in the development of education reform in Massachusetts. Each council meets 3-4 times per year at dates and locations determined by its members. Through diverse membership on each advisory council, the Commissioner and Board are able to draw on the perspectives and experience of a wide variety of constituents in order to strengthen public education. ( * With the exception of the Digital Learning Advisory Council that was mandated by the 2013 Act Establishing Commonwealth Virtual Schools.)
All advisory council meetings are open to the public. Contact the council staff liaison to confirm dates, times, locations, and to request disability related accommodations, if necessary.
List of Councils
Annual Reports to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
2019–2020 Advisory Councils' Annual Reports to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
2018–2019 Advisory Councils' Annual Reports to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Guidance for Advisory Council Members
Memorandum: Communication with the Legislature
Guidelines for Advisory Councils
Applicable General Laws of Massachusetts
Chapter 15: Section 1G Advisory councils to board; membership; duties.
Last Updated: March 19, 2021