School Committee's Online Comment Form

This form is one way for community members to share questions and feedback with the School Committee on an ongoing basis. The Committee will address as many questions and comments as possible verbally at the beginning of each regularly scheduled School Committee meeting.

Questions and Comments for School Committee

In order to allow sufficient review time before meetings, at least one member of the Committee will review all questions and comments received at least 24 hours prior to the start of each full Committee meeting. Questions that are not submitted 24 hours in advance will be addressed at the next regularly scheduled full School Committee meeting.

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About the School Committee

The Belmont School Committee is an unpaid six-member board elected to three-year terms at Belmont's annual Town Election.  Terms overlap so two members are elected per year. By state law (chap 71, State Law Chapter 71, the School Committee is the policy setting entity for the public schools.  It also appoints the Superintendent, approves several other key positions, approves the budget, and negotiates with school unions.

The Warrant Committee recommends and, ultimately, Town Meeting appropriates, a yearly budget for the school system as a single line item. The School Committee has full control over how that money is spent. By law the School Committee holds a public hearing before approving its budget.

TV coverage of past Belmont School Committee meetings is provided by the Belmont Media Center: Watch School Committee Meetings

Finance Subcommittee:

  • Michael Crowley, Chair
  • Meghan Moriarty, Secretary
  • Jamal Saeh

Curriculum & Instruction Subcommittee:

  • Andrea Prestwich
  • Meghan Moriarty
  • Amy Checkoway

Policy Subcommittee:

  • Catherine Bowen, Chair
  • Michael Crowley, Secretary
  • Meghan Moriarty

Equity Subcommittee:

  • Jamal Saeh, Chair
  • Amy Checkoway, Secretary
  • Michael Crowley

Contact Us


644 Pleasant Street
Belmont, MA  02478

to e-mail the entire committee:

School Committee Members

Amy Checkoway, Chair
(617) 970-1097

Meghan Moriarty, Secretary
(508) 223-5608

Andrea Prestwich
(617) 489-8523

Catherine Bowen
(617) 852-9839

Michael Crowley
(617) 752-2250

Jamal Saeh
(857) 576-2072