Amherst School Committee

The Amherst School Committee is responsible for the operations of the elementary schools, Pre-K to 6, which serve students from the Town of Amherst. These schools include Crocker Farm, Fort River, and Wildwood.

School Committee members welcome input from the public, and contact information for the Amherst School Committee can be found here.

Members Sought for Fort River School Building Committee

At their September 25th meeting, the Amherst School Committee approved the mission statement (available here) for the Fort River  School Building Committee.  The committee also voted to include the following voting members on the Fort River School Building Committee: 

  • Fort River Principal or Designee
  • Fort River Teacher
  • Fort River Staff Member
  • Facilities Director or Designee
  • School Committee Member
  • Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Designee
  • Fort River PGO Appointee
  • Town Finance Representative
  • Community Member with Green Energy Expertise and Architectural Background 
  • At-Large Parent/Guardian/CaregiverAt-Large Community Member #1
    At-Large Community Member #2

In addition, the committee voted to formalize their commitment to having a minimum of 50% of the voting membership of the School Building Committee composed of women and persons of color. 

Community members are encouraged to complete the application available here for the following positions:  1) Community Member with Green Energy Expertise and Architectural Background; 2) At-Large Parent/Guardian/Caregiver; 3) At-Large Community Member (2 positions).

The deadline for applications is 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 13. All applications will be considered; however, preference may be given to women and people of color, parents/guardians/caregivers, and those with Amherst town government experience.

Community members interested in serving as the SEPAC representative should email Nancy Stewart, SEPAC President at  Please include your name, contact information and brief description (two paragraphs or less) explaining your interest in serving.

FORT RIVER COMMUNITY MEMBERS INTERESTED IN SERVING AS THE FORT RIVER PGO APPOINTEE SHOULD COMPLETE THIS FORM BY 12 NOON ON OCTOBER 13. The Fort River PGO Board will select a representative from the pool of applicants. The appointee will be expected to provide School Building Committee updates to the Fort River PGO on a regular basis. e.

Meeting Schedule

The School Committee encourages parents and other interested citizens to attend its public meetings and to make comments during the public hearing portion of the agenda.   The Amherst School Committee is scheduled to meet at 6:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) on the following nights.  All meetings will be held in the library of Amherst Regional High School (unless otherwise noted). 

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 (Public Listening Session at Amherst Town Hall, Town Room)
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (6:15 p.m.)
  • Thursday, September 11, 2017 (Public Listening Session)
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (Joint with Pelham School Committee)
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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