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The School Committee oversees Dedham's public schools, by appointing leadership, reviewing and approving budgets, and setting school education goals and policies, as defined by State law and Town Charter Section 3-3

For meetings dates, visit the Dedham Public Schools Calendar.

For agendas & minutes, visit the School Committee web page.


The School Committee has seven members who are elected to 3-year terms, with an equal number of terms expiring each year as is feasible. Town elections are held annually on the second Saturday of April.

Current members include:

Kevin R. Coughlin  Chair  2021
Lisa Laprade
Vice Chair 2021
 Stephen M. Bilafer Member 2021
Mayanne MacDonald Briggs Member 2022
Joshua Donati Member 2020
Melissa Pearrow Member 2020
Tracey White Member 2022


Town boards and committees consist of volunteers who may not be available during business hours. If you need a response during business hours, please contact Dedham Public Schools Administration.


The School Committee typically meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. Meeting dates and times are posted at Town Hall and the Dedham Public Library at least 48 hours before each meeting in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law.




The Board of Assessors meets on the third Thursday of each month, but not on even-numbered days.