Questions about MCAS? Visit the Testing/Assessment page.
These pages offer Boston Public Schools families a variety of resources to support your child's education, including information about:
- forming strong home/school partnerships;
- logging on to the BPS Parent Portal;
- becoming involved in School Parent Councils and School Site Councils;
- how to keep children engaged during the summer;
- information on Parent University;
- understanding the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law;
- information on the Health Services we provide, such as school nurses;
- find a Welcome Center in your area;
- yellow school bus and other transportation options; and
- how to solve a problem.
Links to other pages of interest
Learn about the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SPED PAC) on the Special Education page.
Sign up for email notifications about Boston Public Schools news and events.
Under the City of Boston Parental Leave Ordinance, parents of students in kindergarten-grade 12 who are employees of the City of Boston may take up to 21 hours per year for school visits pertaining to their child. They do not have to use their vacation time, personal time or comp time, and they will receive their regular rate of pay. Restrictions apply, so be sure to read the ordinance before you take advantage of this benefit.
Other resources for families
Learn more about how to keep your children safe on-line from the BPS Cyber Safety website for families.
The Code of Conduct outlines expectations for student behavior.
Complete your college degree at Boston University Metropolitan College with a special scholarship program for parents of BPS students.