Town board responsible for the public schools.  It sets policy and standards for teachers; decides grade organization and district boundaries; manages school properties; negotiates teachers’ contracts; and hires the Superintendent of Schools and the Chief Administrator. The board is bipartisan and unpaid.  Two members from each party are elected every 2 years in odd-numbered years to serve 4-year terms.  Newly elected members take office and elect the board chair at the first board meeting following the election. Greenwich has 11 public elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school.  In addition, the board also runs 3 special programs:  ARCH SCHOOL, a COMMUNITY LEARNING PROGRAM  and a PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, located at five elementary schools.

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