Citizens Nominating Panel

The Mayor appoints new School Committee members from a list of candidates recommended by a 13-member Citizens Nominating Panel composed of parents, teachers, principals, and representatives of business and higher education.

Boston School Committee members are appointed to serve four-year staggered terms. When vacancies exist, the Mayor selects members from a list of candidates recommended by a Citizens Nominating Panel composed of parents, teachers, principals, and representatives of the business and higher education communities. Under the state legislation that established the appointed School Committee, “the Mayor shall strive to appoint individuals who reflect the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the city.”
 
Applications are being accepted for the Boston School Committee
 
The School Committee Nominating Panel is accepting applications to fill the remainder of the term of Margaret McKenna, who resigned from the School Committee last month.  Her term will expire on January 5, 2015.  In addition, the Panel is also accepting applications for two four-year terms which will begin on January 5, 2015.  Applicants may be considered for the remainder of Ms. McKenna’s term, for one of the four-year terms, or both.

Boston School Committee members are appointed to serve four-year staggered terms.  When vacancies exist, the Mayor appoints members from a list of candidates recommended by a 13-member Citizens Nominating Panel, composed of parents, teachers, principals, and representatives of the business and higher education communities.  Under the legislation that established the appointed School Committee, “the Mayor shall strive to appoint individuals who reflect the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the city.”

Anyone interested in applying for the remainder of the term of Margaret McKenna and one of the four-year terms must submit an application by Monday, October 20 at 3 p.m.  Those only interested in applying for one of the four-year terms must submit by Friday, November 7 at 3 p.m.

Download a School Committee application

For additional information, please contact scnominatingpanel@boston.gov.