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

    Thursday, September 5, 2019

     

    School visits

    Burke

    Conley

    Lyndon

    P.A. Shaw

    Snowden

    Taylor

    Friday, September 6, 2019

     

    School visits

    McKay

    East Boston EEC

    Friday, September 6, 2019

    10:30 am

    East Boston Countdown to Kindergarten Parade 


    Paris St Playground, 112 Paris St. East Boston

    Monday, September 9, 2019

     

    First Day of Kindergarten school visit

    Roosevelt K-8 Lower Campus



    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

     

    School visits

    Adams

    Alighieri
    Bradley

    Otis

    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    East Boston & Charlestown Schools Parent Council Meeting

    Charlestown High School (cafeteria)

    240 Medford Street, Charlestown

    Friday, September 13, 2019

     

    School visits

    East Boston HS

    P.J. Kennedy

    Umana Academy

    O'Donnell Elementary             

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

     

    School visits

    Charlestown High School

    Edwards Middle School

    Education Collaborative Alt. Ed. Program

    Warren-Prescott

    Harvard-Kent

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Boston Public Schools Community Conversation with Boston Education Justice Alliance

    St. Stephen's Youth Program

    419 Shawmut Ave., South End

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Mattapan & Hyde Park Schools Parent Council Meeting

    Mattapan Health Center

    1575 Blue Hill Ave

    Mattapan (Community Room)

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    East Boston & Charlestown Community Meeting

    Mario Umana Academy

    312 Border Street, East Boston

    Thursday, September 26, 2019

     

    School visits 

    Bates

    Boston Central Adult High School

    Hernandez

    Irving

    WREC

    Monday, September 30, 2019

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Community Conversation with Somali Community

    Boston Public Schools

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

     

    School visits

    Chittick

    Ellison Park

    Mattahunt

    Mildred

    Young Achievers

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    5:30 - 6:30 pm

    Community Conversation with Faith-based Leaders

    Boston Public Schools

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

    Thursday, October 3, 2019

     

    School visits

    Gardner Pilot Academy

    Horace Mann

    Jackson Mann

    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Allston-Brighton Schools Parent Council Meeting

    Jackson Mann / Horace Mann School

    40 Armington St, Allston, MA 

    (Cambridge St Entrance in auditorium)

    Sunday, October 6, 2019

    12:30 - 2:00 pm

    Community Conversation with Cape Verdean Community

    Saint Peter's Teen Center

    278 Bowdoin St, Dorchester 

    Monday, October 7, 2019

    5:30 - 6:30

    Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SPEDPAC)

    Boston Public Schools

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

     

    School visits

    Brighton High School

    Boston Green Academy

    Curley K8

    Mission Hill K8

    Margarita Muniz Academy

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Citywide Parent Council Meeting

    Boston Latin Academy

    205 Townsend St, Roxbury,

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019

     

    School visits

    BTU School

    Community Academy 

    English High School

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

     

    School visits

    Hurley K-8

    Mason

    Ellis

    Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

     

    School visits

    Beethoven

    Kilmer Upper

    Kilmer Lower

    Mason

    Ohrenberger

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Community Conversation with Generations Inc.

    Boston Public Schools

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Community Conversation with Access 4 All Charlestown

    Harvard-Kent Elementary School

    50 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown, MA 

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

     

    School visits

    New Mission

    BCLA

    ACC

    Manning

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019

     

    School Visits 

    Haley

    Philbrick

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Mattapan and Hyde Park Community Meeting

    New Mission High School 

    655 Metropolitan Ave, Hyde Park, MA 

    (Meeting will be in Library)

    Friday, October 18, 2019

     

    School visits

    Greater Egleston High School

    Hale

    Orchard Gardens

    Timilty/BDEA satellite

    Monday, October 21, 2019

     

    School visits

    Dearborn STEM Academy

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

     

    School visits

    Boston Adult Technical Academy (BATA)

    BDEA

    McKinley High

    Ostiguy High

    Quincy Upper

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Allston - Brighton Community Meeting

    Brighton High School 

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

     

    School visits

    ABCD University  High School

    Boston Latin Academy

    Boston Latin School

    Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers

    Fenway High School

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

     

    School visits

    Mozart Elementary

    Sumner Elementary

    Monday, November 4, 2019

     

    School visits

    Quincy Lower 

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

     

    School visits

    Hennigan

    Higginson Lewis

    Higginson Elementary

    Murphy

    Thursday November 7th, 2019

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Dorchester & Roxbury Schools Parent Council Meeting

    Perkins BCYF Community Center (Cafeteria)

    155 Talbot Ave., Dorchester

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

     

    School visits

    Haynes

    Mather

    Mendell

    Trotter

    Winthrop

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury Schools Parent Council Meeting

    Roslindale BCYF Community Center

    6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

     

    School visits

    Lee Academy

    Lee School

    Boston International High School New Comers Academy (BINcA)

    Tech Boston Academy

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Citywide High School Parent Council Meeting

    Boston Public Schools

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

     

    School visits

    Frederick Middle School

    Henderson Lower

    Kenny

    Up Holland

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Dorchester Community Meeting

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

    11 Charles St, Dorchester, MA 

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

     

    School visits

    Clap

    Condon

    Dever

    Everett

    McCormack

    Russell

    Tuesday. November 19, 2019

    6-7:30 pm

    District English Learners Advisory Council

    Boston Public Schools

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

     

    School Visits

    Perkins

    Perry

    Tynan

    Up Boston & Boston Collaborative High School 

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

     

    School visits

    Boston Arts Academy

    Community Academy for Science and Health (CASH)

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    6:00-8:00 PM

    Community Meeting: Roxbury

    Dearborn STEM Academy 

    36 Winthrop St, Roxbury, MA

    Monday, November 25, 2019

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury Community Meeting

    English High School 

    144 McBride St, Jamaica Plain

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

     

    School visits

    Channing

    Grew

    Holmes

    Roosevelt Upper

    Sarah Greenwood

    UP Dorchester

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019

     

    School visits 

    Baldwin ELC

    Blackstone

    Excel HS & AIP Alt. Ed.  Program

    Henderson Upper 

    John F Kennedy

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Dorchester Community Meeting

    Henderson Upper School

    18 Croftland Ave, Boston, MA 

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

     

    School visits

    Edison K8

    Lyons Upper

    Lyons Lower

    Thursday, December 5, 2019

     

    School visits

    Eliot Lower

    Eliot Upper 

    Thursday, December 5, 2019

    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Youth Community Meeting with Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC)

    Boston Public Schools

    Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

    2300 Washington Street, Roxbury