Left to right: Chair Michael D. O'Neill, Regina Robinson, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Alexandra Oliver-Davila, Superintendent Tommy Chang, Jeri Robinson, Vice-Chair Dr. Hardin Coleman, and Michael Loconto. (Not pictured: Dr. Miren Uriarte.) Photo credit: Don Harney, Mayor's Office.
Next Meeting: November 2, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Applications are now being accepted for a position on the Boston School Committee. The term of Michael D. O'Neill will expire on January 2, 2017. Mr. O'Neill, who currently serves as Chair, has been a member of the School Committee since 2008.
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.”
The Boston School Committee is the governing body of the Boston Public Schools. The School Committee is responsible for:
- Defining the vision, mission and goals of the Boston Public Schools;
- Establishing and monitoring the annual operating budget;
- Hiring, managing and evaluating the Superintendent; and
- Setting and reviewing district policies and practices to support student achievement.