On February 2, 2015, the Boston School Committee unanimously approved a Strategic Vision for Boston Public Schools.
Prior to approving the plan, the School Committee hosted six community roundtables theoughout the district to solicit feedback. Each community roundtable was attended by multiple School Committee members, along with representatives of The District Management Council. A wide range of BPS parents, community partners, education leaders, and other stakeholders were formally invited to each session so that they could provide input. Additionally, all members of the public were encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion along with the invited partners. Stakeholders were also invited to share feedback electronically.Aspirational Goals1. Improved Student OutcomesBPS will graduate all students as life-long learners and engaged global citizens, well prepared for post-secondary pathways2. Improved School QualityBPS will be a district of all high-performing schools, eliminating both the opportunity gap and the achievement gap.3. Strong School and District Leadership/ High Quality, Action-Oriented Teachers & Staff
BPS will recruit, hire, develop, support, and retain highly effective, culturally proficient school and
district leaders, teachers, and staff who are held accountable for improving student outcomes.
4. Effective Resource Allocation
BPS will make effective and equitable use of all available resources.5. Greater Community EngagementBPS will strengthen student, family, and community investment to enable student success.Priorities1. BPS will provide rigorous, effective, and engaging curriculum, instruction, and enrichment. Special focus will be given to the following areas:a) Literacy, particularly in early and transition years, to build a strong foundation for academic success across all subject areas and across all grades.b) College readiness and/or career preparedness.
2. BPS will continue to foster an environment of high expectations combined with targeted interventions and support in order to meet the learning needs of all students. 3. BPS will provide equitable access to quality facilities and highly effective programs. 4. BPS will implement strategies to ensure every school will have highly effective school leaders, teachers, and staff. The workforce will reflect the rich diversity of the students BPS serves. 5. BPS will continue to increase school autonomy and support to schools while also strengthening clear systems of accountability for both central office and schools. 6. BPS will empower, support and hold accountable school leaders, teachers and staff to effectively engage with families, partners, and the community to foster shared responsibility for student achievement.