The Boston School Committee

  • The Boston School Committee is the governing body of the Boston Public Schools. The School Committee is responsible for:

    • Defining the vision, mission and goals of the Boston Public Schools;
    • Establishing and monitoring the annual operating budget;
    • Hiring, managing and evaluating the Superintendent; and
    • Setting and reviewing district policies and practices to support student achievement.  

    Next Meeting

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 6 p.m.

    Details TBD



    UPDATE, MARCH 19, 2020 - 

    Review the Superintendent's Revised FY21 Budget Recommendation.


    UPDATE, MARCH 17, 2020 -

    The Boston School Committee and Superintendent Brenda Cassellius are committed to protecting the health and well being of all Boston Public Schools students, families, and employees and maintaining appropriate public participation in School Committee proceedings. In accordance with recent CDC guidance limiting public gatherings to 10 people or fewer to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the March 18, 2020 Boston School Committee FY21 budget hearing and meeting are cancelled.

    In accordance with the Governor’s recent order on the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law for public bodies, the School Committee will hold a virtual FY21 budget hearing and meeting starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Further details on how to view the proceedings will be shared at a later date on the School Committee website

    The School Committee and Superintendent encourage the BPS community to watch the proceedings and share feedback using the following methods:

    The Committee also encourages members of the public wishing to submit oral testimony to the Committee to do so by recording a video or audio clip and delivering it to the Committee and the Superintendent by the means listed above. The Committee will collate written public testimony collected and post it to the Committee website at a later date.

    All FY21 budget documents are available at The Superintendent will post meeting materials in advance of the hearing in order to facilitate public feedback. For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit


Contact Us

  • Boston School Committee
    Bruce C. Bolling Muncipal Building
    2300 Washington Street
    Roxbury, MA  02119
    (617) 635-9014
    Elizabeth Sullivan
    Executive Secretary
    *The Chamber has a capacity of 202 people.