Community Process

  • On February 23, 24, 25, 26, 2015, each finalist will spend one day in Boston participating in a series of public interviews with the School Committee, as well as panel discussions with BPS students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and community partners.  

    The public is encouraged to review applications, watch the panel sessions and provide feedback about the candidates. 
    The School Committee will then hold a special meeting to vote on the next superintendent on March 3 at 6 p.m. at 26 Court Street, Winter Chambers.
    Superintendent Finalist Public Interview Schedule
    Some panel discussions will be live streamed at http://www.bostonpublicschools.orgVideos will also be available for viewing online after the public interviews. 
    Monday, February 23, 2015 - Guadalupe Guerrero
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Tommy Chang
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Dana Bedden
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 - Pedro Martinez
    The schedule for each day will be as follows: 

    10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Panel Discussion with Community Partners 

    Paramount Center, Bright Family Screening Room
    559 Washington Street, Boston
    Moderator: Ayele Shakur, Search Committee Member and Education Chair of Boston NAACP

    1 - 3 p.m. School Committee Interview

    Winter Chambers, 26 Court Street, Boston

    4 - 6 p.m. Panel Discussion with BPS Students and Teachers

    English High School Auditorium
    144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain
    Moderator: Samuel Acevedo, Search Committee Member and Executive Director of Boston HERC

    6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Panel Discussion with BPS Parents and School Leaders

    English High School Auditorium
    144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain
    Moderator: Dania Vazquez, Search Committee Member and BPS headmaster 
    Past Process
    The Search Committee held eight community forums in neighborhoods throughout the city:
    March 11, 2014
    WGBH Studios, Brighton
    March 19, 2014
    Harbor Middle School, Dorchester
    March 20, 2014
    Orchard Gardens K-8 School, Roxbury
    March 24, 2014
    Student Forum
    Madison Park High School, Roxbury
    March 25, 2014
    McCormack Middle School, Dorchester
    March 27, 2014
    East Boston High School, East Boston
    March 31, 2014
    Washington Irving Middle School, Roslindale
    Monday, January 12, 2015
    Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School, Dorchester
    Read the Leadership Profile Report presented to the Search Committee summarizing the themes of the feedback it received at community hearings and an online survey.