2019 Community Engagement Tour

  • Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Brenda Cassellius will spend the next few months meeting with students, families, staff, district partners and community members to gather input to help develop a strategic plan that will guide the work of the district over the next three school years.

    The community tour will be guided by the following values: 

    • BPS will focus on obtaining feedback from the many diverse communities we serve, particularly historically marginalized populations;
    • BPS will collect information and feedback to develop shared values, goals and priorities;
    • BPS will affirm and reflect community voices in the district’s strategic plan and FY21 budget process.

    Over the course of the community engagement tour, Superintendent Cassellius and her executive team will visit all BPS schools, host 32 community meetings, and connect with community members at numerous events.  

    The community will play a critical role in the development of the district’s values, goals and strategy that will ensure a high-quality educational experience for every student that walks through the doors of BPS schools.

    The Community Tour will consist of the following public meetings. All are welcome! 

    School Parent Council Meetings

    All BPS parents are members of their school parent councils. Regardless of where your student attends school, all parents and families are welcome to join Superintendent Cassellius for a School Parent Council meeting that is most convenient for you. 

    Community Meetings

    Parents, community members, teachers, staff and students are invited to join Superintendent Cassellius for neighborhood specific town hall-style community meetings.  Community meetings will include refreshments, childcare and translation services as needed. 

    Community Conversations

    Superintendent Cassellius is hosting community conversation meetings in partnership with grassroots organizations and committees that serve specific populations within BPS to discuss their community’s unique needs and expand collaboration.

Community Tour Schedule

  • Date

    Time

    Event

    Location

    Thurs, September 5

     

    School visits

    Burke

    Conley

    Lyndon

    P.A. Shaw

    Snowden

    Taylor

    Fri, September 6

     

    School visits

    McKay

    East Boston EEC

    Fri, September 6

    10:30 am

    East Boston Countdown to Kindergarten Parade 

    Paris St Playground
     
    112 Paris St. East Boston

    Mon, September 9

     

    First Day of Kindergarten school visit

    Roosevelt K-8 Lower Campus

    Tues, September 10

     

    School visits

    Adams

    Alighieri

    Bradley

    Otis

    Thurs, September 12

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    East Boston & Charlestown Schools Parent Council Meeting

    Charlestown High School (cafeteria)
     
    240 Medford Street, Charlestown

    Fri, September 13

     

    School visits

    East Boston HS

    P.J. Kennedy

    Umana Academy

    O'Donnell Elementary             

    Tues, September 17

     

    School visits

    Charlestown High School

    Edwards Middle School

    Education Collaborative Alt.

    Ed. Program

    Warren-Prescott

    Harvard-Kent

    Tues, September 17

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Community Conversation with Boston Education Justice Alliance

    St. Stephen's Youth Program
     
    419 Shawmut Ave., South End

    Wed, September 18

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Mattapan & Hyde Park Schools Parent Council Meeting

    Mattapan Health Center (Community Room)
     
    1575 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan

    Thurs, September 19

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    East Boston & Charlestown Community Meeting

    Mario Umana Academy
     
    312 Border Street, East Boston

    Tues, September 24

     

    School Visit

    Winthrop

    Thurs, September 26

     

    School visits 

    Bates

    Boston Central Adult High School

    Hernandez

    Irving

    WREC

    Mon, September 30

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Community Conversation with Somali Community

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
     
    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

    Tues, October 1

     

    School visits

    Chittick

    Ellison/Parks

    Mattahunt

    Mildred Ave. K-8

    Young Achievers

    Tues, October 1

    5:30 - 6:30 pm

    Community Conversation with Faith-based Leaders

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
     
    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

    Thurs, October 3

     

    School visits

    Gardner Pilot Academy

    Horace Mann

    Jackson/Mann

    Thurs, October 3

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Allston-Brighton Schools Parent Council Meeting

    Jackson/Mann / Horace Mann School

    40 Armington St, Allston 

    Sunday, October 6

    12:30 - 2:00 pm

    Community Conversation with Cape Verdean Community

    Saint Peter's Teen Center

    278 Bowdoin St, Dorchester 

    Tues, October 8

     

    School visits

     

    Curley K-8

    Mission Hill K-8

    Margarita Muniz Academy

    Wed, October 9

     

    School visits

    BTU School 

    The English High School

    Thurs, October 10

     

    School visits

    Hurley K-8

    Mason

    Ellis

    Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School

    Fri, October 11

     

    School visits

    Baldwin EEC

    Brighton High School

    Boston Green Academy

    Tues, October 15

     

    School visits

    ACC

    BCLA

    New Mission

     

    Tues, October 15

    7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Community Conversation with Access 4 All Charlestown

    Harvard-Kent Elementary School

    50 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown

    Wed, October 16

     

    School visits

    Manning

    Kilmer Upper

    Kilmer Lower

    Thurs, October 17

     

    School Visits 

    Philbrick

    Fri, October 18

     

    School visits

    Greater Egleston High School

    Timilty/BDEA satellite

    Tues, October 22

     

    School visits

    Dearborn STEM Academy

    O'Bryant

    Mon, October 28

     

    School visits

    Boston Adult Technical Academy (BATA)

    Quincy Upper

    Tues, October 29

     

    School visits

    McKinley High

    McKinley Middle

    Ostiguy High

    BDEA

    Tues, October 29

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Allston - Brighton Community Meeting

    Brighton High School 

    25 Warren St, Brighton

    Wed, October 30

     

    School visits

    ABCD University High School

    Boston Latin Academy

    Boston Latin School

    Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers

    Fenway High School

    Thurs, October 31

     

    School visits

    Mozart Elementary

    Sumner Elementary

    Sat, November 2

    9:30 - 11:30 am

    Mattapan and Hyde Park Community Meeting

    New Mission High School (Library)

    655 Metropolitan Ave., Hyde Park

    Mon, November 4

     

    School visits

    Quincy Lower 

    Tues, November 5

     

    School visits

    Hennigan

    Higginson Lewis

    Higginson Elementary

    Murphy

    Wed, November 6

     

    School visit

    Community Academy

    Tues, November 5

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Citywide Parent Council Meeting

    Bolling Building

    School Committee Chamber

    Thurs November 7th

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Dorchester & Roxbury Schools Parent Council Meeting

    Perkins BCYF Community Center (Cafeteria)

    155 Talbot Ave., Dorchester

    Tues, November 12

     

    School visits

    Haley

    Haynes EEC

    Mather

    Mendell

    Trotter

    Tues, November 12

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury Schools Parent Council Meeting

    Roslindale BCYF Community Center

    6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale

    Wed, November 13

     

    School visits

    Lee Academy

    Lee School

    Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA)

    Tech Boston Academy

    Wed, November 13

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Citywide High School Parent Council Meeting

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
     
    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

    Thurs, November 14

     

    School visits

    Boston Arts Academy

    Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH)

    Henderson Lower

    Henderson Upper

    Kenny

    Thurs, November 14

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Dorchester Community Meeting

    Community Academy of Science and Health / Boston Arts Academy (auditorium) 

    11 Charles St, Dorchester 

    Tues, November 19

     

    School visits

    Clap

    Condon

    Dever

    Everett

    McCormack

    Russell

    Tues. November 19

    6-7:30 pm

    District English Learners Advisory Council

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
     
    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

    Wed, November 20

     

    School Visits

    Perkins

    Perry

    Tynan

    UP Boston

    Boston Collaborative High School 

    Thurs, November 21

     

    School visits

    Frederick Middle School

    Thurs, November 21

    6:00-8:00 PM

    Community Meeting: Roxbury

    Dearborn STEM Academy 

    36 Winthrop St, Roxbury

    Mon, November 25

     

    School visits

    Beethoven

    Ohrenberger

    Mon, November 25

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury Community Meeting

    The English High School 

    144 McBride St, Jamaica Plain

    Tues, November 26

     

    School visits

    Channing

    Grew

    Holmes

    Roosevelt Upper

    Sarah Greenwood

    UP Dorchester

    Tues, December 3

     

    School visits 

    Blackstone

    Excel HS & AIP Alt. Ed.  Program

    John F. Kennedy

    UP Holland

    Tues, December 3

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Dorchester Community Meeting

    Henderson Upper School

    18 Croftland Ave, Boston 

    Wed, December 4

     

    School visits

    Edison K-8

    Lyon Upper

    Lyon Lower

    Thurs, December 5

     

    School visits

    Eliot Lower

    Eliot Upper

    Eliot Intermediate

    Thurs, December 5

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Youth Community Meeting with Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC)

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
     
    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury