The Commission on Public Schools is a panel of 40+ professionals elected to represent our diverse membership from across New England. Individuals on the Commission include school and central office administrators, teachers, and members from the public sector. Commission members are nominated by member school principals or may self-nominate. A nominating subcommittee brings nominations forward for vote by the entire Commission. Any openings on the Commission are made public and announced to the member schools.
Using the Standards for Accreditation, the CPS Commissioners meet regularly throughout the year to review accreditation reports submitted by and about member schools, and provide commendations and recommendations specific to each school. This feedback serves as a roadmap for individualized and ongoing school growth and improvement for student learning. In addition, Commissioners determine the accreditation status of each member school.
Commissioners serve on one of the three CPS Committees which are divided in order to focus on the specific needs of:
- high schools (CPSS)
- elementary and middle schools (CPEMS)
- career and technical schools and centers (CTCI)