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
Boston Public Schools (BPS) Interim Superintendent John McDonough today launched the start of the 2015-2016 teacher hiring season. BPS aims to surpass last year’s record hiring season that resulted in 83% of its positions being filled by July 1. “Early hiring in our schools gives school leaders the opportunity to attract the best talent in the nation, joining the exceptional corps of teachers already in our classrooms,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “I’m proud that for the second year in a row we have been able to think differently and more strategically about our efforts to recruit diverse pool of high quality educators to Boston.”
The Boston Public Schools announced today the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will perform a Coordinated Program Review this school year. As part of this Coordinated Program Review, Department staff will visit the district during the week of March 16, 2015. The Department routinely conducts such visits to satisfy federal and state requirements of specific education programs and services in schools throughout the Commonwealth.
Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent John McDonough tonight presented a preliminary budget recommendation to the Boston School Committee for the 2016 fiscal year (2015-2016 school year). The budget recommends several key investments across the district and identifies several strategies aimed at closing a projected gap between $42 - $51 million.