BPS presented the initial FY2018 budget to the Boston School Committee on February 1, 2017. 

Budget timeline and Community Hearings 
  • Wednesday, February 1
    Preliminary FY18 Budget Presentation 
  • Tuesday, February 28
    6 p.m. – Budget Hearing 
    Lilla G. Frederick Middle School - 270 Columbia Road, Dorchester
  • Monday, March 6
    6 p.m. – Budget Hearing 
    The English High School - 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain

  • Wednesday, March 15
    5:00 p.m. Budget Hearing
    6:00 p.m. School Committee meeting
    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury - 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, March 22
    6 p.m. - Regular meeting and FY 18 Budget vote
    2300 Washington St, Roxbury - 2nd Floor
 Written feedback may also be given at  budget@bostonpublicschools.org.
Information on BPS budget basics can be found here

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 1st, 2017

III. FY18 Budget Recommendation 
               a. Budget Tables
               b. Equity Analysis
IV. Weighted Student Funding
               a. WSF: District Table
               b. WSF: Historical Comparison of Weights FY12-FY18
               c. WSF: School by Comparison 

V. School Allocations
               a. Total Allocations to Schools
               b. Supplemental Funding to Schools

VI. Enrollment Projections
               a. Sample Historical Enrollment Projections Report
               b. Sample Projections File
               c. Sample Feedback sent to Schools

VII. Background Documents
               a. Grant Projections
               b. Overview of Title I
               c. Investment to Support Students Facing Homelessness
               d. Turnaround Schools and School Improvement Grant Funding

VIII. School by School Documents
               a. Weighted Student Funding Templates by School
               b. Allocation One-Pagers by School


Budget Hearing - February 28th, 2017

Documents presented at the Budget Hearing held on February 28, 2017

Budget Hearing - March 1st, 2017
Documents presented at the Budget Hearing held on March 1st, 2017

Budget Hearing - March 6th 2017

Documents presented at the Budget Hearing held on March 6th, 2017
Budget Hearing - March 15th 2017
Documents presented at the Budget Hearing held on March 15th, 2017

II. FY18 Budget Recommendation 
               a. Budget Tables
               b. Memo to School Committee 
III. Weighted Student Funding
               a. WSF: District Table
               b. WSF: Reserve Table
               c. WSF: School by Comparison

IV. School Allocations
               a. Total Allocations to Schools
               b. Supplemental Funding to Schools

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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