• Round One Assignment Notification Delays 

    Given proposed school closures, Round One assignments will be delayed until early April.  We will work hard to expedite the process, but acknowledge that we cannot finalize the assignment round until after March 25, when the School Committee votes on the proposed closures.  We understand that you are anxious to learn about the results and may have deadlines pending with other options, and apologize for the delay. Thank you in advance your patience while we work to ensure that all families participating in Round One have access to all available school options.  If you have questions, please call one of our Welcome Centers.   For more information about proposed school closures and related dates, click here
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  • BPS revises budget plan to propose closures for three schools and one alternative education program; West Roxbury Academy removed from recommendations.

     
    Interim Superintendent John McDonough in his budget proposal to the Boston School Committee outlined his plan to fix structural imbalances in the district and invest in initiatives that lead to quality educational experiences for students. As part of that proposal, the following four schools and one alternative educational program are slated for closure at the end of the school year: Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy, Rogers Middle School, West Roxbury Academy, Community Academy, and the Middle School Academy program. However, at the budget hearing on March 19, Superintendent McDonough, responding to community feedback, pulled West Roxbury Academy from that list.  For more information on the proposed closures and transition steps for families and students, click here.
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  • BOSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE VOTES TO RATIFY SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT

    The Boston School Committee tonight unanimously ratified a contract with Dr. Tommy Chang to serve as the next Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). The five-year contract will take effect July 1, 2015.

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  • BPS Launches Safe Space Hotline

    Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh together with Boston Public Schools (BPS) Interim Superintendent John McDonough today announced the launch of the “safe space” hotline designed to provide students with a safe way to share concerns or information they may have about anything they see or hear – in or out of school time – that could pose a risk to their safety, or that of others. Students may call the Safe Space Hotline at 617-592-2378 any time of the day or night, seven days a week to confidentially discuss or report issues.

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  • Dr. Tommy Chang Named Boston's Next School Superintendent

    The Boston School Committee, in at 5-2 vote on Tuesday evening, named Dr. Tommy Chang Boston Public Schools next superintendent.

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