Other important issues this year, Magliocchetti said, include improving MCAS scores and school security.
“MCAS and student achievement is always going to require a lot of attention,” Magliocchetti said. “And school security is going to be huge issue this year in light of events around the country.”
The main duties and powers of the School Committee president include setting the meeting agenda, appointing members to subcommittees and running meetings when the mayor, who is chairman, is not in attendance. The president also communicates between the committee and the superintendent. Informally, the president’s role is to build consensus on issues.
School Committee member Raymond Sierpina, the former principal of Tilton Elementary School, was elected vice president last week.