English Learners Task Force

  • The Boston School Committee created the English Learners (EL) Task Force in 2009 to provide guidance to the School Committee, the Superintendent, and BPS on the vision and development of a plan of action that responds to the new demographics of the BPS for students whose home language is not English and to identify mechanisms to address the needs of our increasingly multicultural and multilingual district and its students.

    The EL Task Force presented its recommendations to the School Committee in March 2011. The School Committee endorsed the recommendations in June 2011 and has annually reauthorized the EL Task Force to serve as a monitoring body for the district.
    The recommendations included these seven priority goals:
    • Recognize and Promote BPS as a Multilingual, Multicultural District
    • Improve Student Assessment and Assignment
    • Expand Program Quality and Quantity
    • Improve Family/Community Engagement
    • Support EL Students with Special Needs
    • Improve Data Systems and Use of Technology
    • Ensure Accountability and Monitoring

    EL Task Force Membership Roster - Updated September 2022

    Coordinator: Jen Douglas
    EL Task Force meetings are held at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119.*

    *Meetings are currently being held virtually on Zoom.


    Upcoming Meetings: 

    School Year 2023-2024 Meeting Schedule To Be Announced.

    Past Meetings: 


    Learn more about the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) here.