Committee for Education in the 21st Century ("Committee 21") is a volunteer-run, non-partisan, citizen organization comprised of a Board of Directors, representatives from each of the Wellesley Public Schools and school supporters throughout the Wellesley community.
The mission of Committee 21 is to actively support the goals of the Wellesley Public Schools and advocate for resources to achieve these goals.
To inform Wellesley residents of the key issues facing our public schools;
To serve as a resource of information on the school budget and other important School Committee decisions; and
To organize and mobilize support for critical decisions.
Support for education in Wellesley has traditionally been strong. In 1990, the first advocacy group, "Committee for the 90s," was formed in response to proposed cuts in the WPS budget. The concept was briefly revived as WISE (the Wellesley Initiative Supporting Education), and in October 2005 finally was relaunched as Committee 21.
Though the name has changed, the purpose of the committee has not: To advocate on behalf of the WPS and educate Wellesley voters about issues related to the schools.
- Colette Aufranc
- Rebecca Cahaly
- Susan Clapham
- Julia de Peyster
- Sharon Gray
- Eunice Groark
- Carol Morrow
- Delissa Prideaux
- Susan Ryan
- Erica Recht
Wellesley High School: Polly FragaWellesley Middle School: Sharon GrayBates Elementary: Sheila OlsonFiske Elementary: Susan RyanHardy Elementary: Keri BoyleHunnewell Elementary: Niki OfenlochSchofield Elementary: Anne Marie Cronin