Plan, approved by the School Committee in November, gives 1450 more students access to high performing schools
BOSTON – This week Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Carol R. Johnson outlined needed capital investments that will advance the district’s Access to Excellence plan that was approved by the School Committee in November. Access to Excellence is the district’s plan to expand seven schools and open two new ones, adding 1,450 more seats to these highly-chosen, high-performing schools.
"We have taken what we have heard from parents and school communities and incorporated what they asked for into our renovation plans," said Dr. Johnson. "We wanted to take this opportunity, as we outline final renovation plans for schools and the costs associated with that, to remind our neighbors why we set out on this journey. Last year, the seven schools we are expanding had more than three thousand students on their waiting lists. These changes allow us to expand these programs and get more students off waiting lists and into great schools.”
Highlights of the presentation to the Boston City Council include: