• BPS announces budget plan that includes proposal to close four schools and one alternative education program. 

    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.
    More details, including a video message from the Superintendent, and a schedule of parent and student meetings, are located here.  
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  •  Round One Registration Results to be Available in Early April

    To accommodate applicants impacted by proposed school closures, Round 1 assignments will be delayed until early April. The new date will allow for any changes to the algorithm that may be needed as a result of the March 25 School Committee vote on budget recommendations.  For more information about the school choice process for impacted families, please see our page on school closures
    For questions about the registration and assignment schedule, please call one of our Welcome Centers, in Dorchester at 617-635-8015, in Roslindale at 617-635-8040, in Roxbury at 617-635-9010, and in East Boston at 617-635-9597. 
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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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  • BPS outlines further steps to balance FY16 budget

    Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent John McDonough today released an update to the district’s efforts to balance the FY16 budget, which includes a limited number of school and program closures at the end of the current school year. Superintendent McDonough and BPS senior staff will meet with families of students who attend the impacted schools and program this week.

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  • Boston Superintendent Candidates Selected; Public Interviews Scheduled.

    The Superintendent Search Committee formally and unanimously recommended four candidates to Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston School Committee for consideration as the next Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools. Dr. Dana Bedden, Dr. Tommy Chang, Deputy Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero and Superintendent-in-Residence Pedro Martinez were selected from more than 70 applicants as part of a year-long, nationwide search. Provide your feedback at: www.bostonpublicschools.org/supfeedback. Watch the public interviews: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bps-supt

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John McDonough
John McDonough
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As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.