Diversity Advisory Committee

The school district has established a Diversity Advisory Committee that consists of at least one (1): parent, student, School Committee member, District Civil Rights Coordinator and an educator from each building.    The District Civil Rights Coordinator will serve as coordinator of the Advisory.    The responsibilities of the Advisory are as follows:

1.  To evaluate Civil Rights compliance annually utilizing the DESE program review standards.  This advisory will ensure that all students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, limited English proficiency, sexual orientation, disability, or housing status, have equal access to all programs, including athletics and other extracurricular activities. It makes recommendations to the SC for such changes as are indicated by the evaluation.


2.   To promote activities for students that promote  social justice and provide opportunities for learning about different cultures and perspectives.


3.     To seek financial support for activities for students. 

Committee Members:

Julianna Hanscom, Director of Special Services & Civil Rights Coordinator

Dr. Gregory Berthiaume, School Committee Chair & School Committee Representative

Richard Beardmore, community -at-large member

Charlene Stephens, community-at-large member

Barry Charbonneau, parent

Paul Menard, parent

Winston Burrell, parent

Michael Battle, parent

Lynn Radford, LHS educator

Peggy Proctor, LHS educator

Luis Lozano-Melendez. LHS student

Liz Petersen,
Dec 9, 2015, 7:40 AM
Liz Petersen,
Apr 6, 2015, 6:47 AM
Liz Petersen,
Feb 11, 2016, 6:55 AM