The Green New Deal for BPS is our shared commitment to expanding access to safe, healthy, resilient, and inspiring learning spaces, with state-of-the-art classrooms, cafeterias, auditoriums, and athletic, outdoor, meeting, and support spaces.
Learn more about the development of a long-term facilities plan and the major construction and renovation projects currently underway.
We are committed to changing the way we manage and plan for BPS facilities and developing a long-term facilities action plan by the end of 2023. Here’s how we’ll get there:
- We’re using the Racial Equity Planning Tool (REPT), created by BPS in 2017 to analyze how District policies and proposals impact students and communities with the greatest needs. The REPT requires authentic and ongoing engagement of BPS’ diverse stakeholders to empower all members of our school communities.
- Committing to open and transparent data sharing: Our Building Dashboard shows data from the 2022 School Year Opportunity Index with information on each school building's facilities and environmental conditions. This tutorial video provides a guide on how to navigate the platform.
- Investing in a facilities condition assessment: We have engaged experts who will provide us with an assessment of all our facilities that will make recommendations for repair, replacement, and renovation in our buildings.
- Prioritizing quality educational and building standards: We are working with an architecture design firm to complete a School Design Study, a set of programming and design recommendations for PreK-6 and 7-12 schools to guide future renovations and construction, based on authentic engagement with Boston community members. These design standards will reduce the time and expenses required for future school construction and renovation projects, accelerating progress toward our district-wide facilities goals.
Learn more about the development of our long-term facilities action plan and ways to get involved at boston.gov/gnd-bps
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