The Chelmsford School Committee is a legislative body comprised of five members elected for three-year terms at the Town Election in April, whose primary responsibility is to:
- oversee the annual school budget
- develop school system policies
- hire and review the performance of the Superintendent
- advocate for the school system with citizens, town government, and state government
The School Committee is responsible for setting priorities (through the budget) and for establishing local policy to ensure that the schools are properly run in accordance with state law and regulations.