FY2017 Budget Development

BPS presented the initial FY2017 budget to the Boston School Committee on February 3, 2016. The School Committee approved the budget on March 23, 2016.

Budget timeline and Community Hearings 
  • Wednesday, February 3
    Preliminary FY17 Budget Presentation 
  • Tuesday, February 9 
    6 p.m. – Budget Hearing 
    Lilla G. Frederick Middle School - 270 Columbia Road, Dorchester
  • Monday, March 7 
    6 p.m. – Budget Hearing 
    The English High School - 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain

  • Wednesday, March 16
    5:00 p.m. Budget Hearing
    6:00 p.m. School Committee meeting
    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury - 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, March 23
    6 p.m. - Regular meeting and FY 16 Budget vote
    2300 Washington St, Roxbury - 2nd Floor
 Written feedback may also be given at budget@bostonpublicschools.org.

The budget is a statement of our values

The annual budget development process is, at its core, an exercise to help us communicate our values. This budget is a first step in a comprehensive assessment of strategies that must be considered for the long-term success of the Boston Public Schools. 

Initial Budget Proposal

Documents presented at the School Committee meeting on February 3rd, 2016.



Budget Hearing - February 9th, 2016

Documents presented at the Budget Hearing held on February 9th, 2016. 

Budget Hearing - March 16th, 2016

Documents presented at the Budget Hearing held on March 16th, 2016. 

City Council Hearing - March 17th, 2016

Documents presented at the City Council Education Subcommittee Special Education Hearing held on March 17th, 2016. 

Contact Us

Eleanor Laurans

Chief Financial Officer

Nathan Kuder

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

David Bloom

Budget Director

Cynthia Beltre

Financial Analyst 

Afua Boampong


Benjamin Ivey

Senior Financial Analyst

Yvonne Macrae

Senior Financial Analyst

Chris Williams

Financial Analyst 

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