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    Overview 

    The long-term financial planning work began in the Fall of 2015. Bringing together leaders from across the city, this committee united in commitment to identify and tackle long-term, complex issues that are beyond the scope of the annual budget process. The group generated a list of possible changes and ultimately prioritized the “10 Big Ideas” found in the report.  These are not recommendations, but rather a set of ideas to be considered by the BPS community.  

    Long Term Financial Plan Report 

    In this reportyou will find an overview of BPS’ past and present finances, and how our future will look if we continue on our current path, where costs are rising more quickly than growth in revenue. The report forces us to ask a provocative question: What will it take to change that trajectory, while at the same time investing in student success? You can also find a two page summary of the report here.  
     
     
    Thank you to the hundreds of community members who provided input into this process!
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Acknowledgements

  • Thank you to the Long Term Financial Plan Advisory Committee for their hard work and dedication over the last year. This group of internal and external stakeholders united in commitment to identify and tackle long-term, complex issues that are beyond the scope of the annual budget process.

    • Maria Dominguez Gray, BPS parent and Executive Director of the Phillips Brooks House Association
    • Rahn Dorsey, Chief of Education for the City of Boston
    • Erika Giampietro, Special Assistant to the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools
    • Katie Hammer, City of Boston Budget Director
    • Carolyn Kain, Chair of the Boston Special Education Parent Advisory Council
    • Eleanor Laurans, Chief Financial Officer of Boston Public Schools
    • John McDonough, retired Interim Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer of Boston Public Schools
    • Michael O’Neill, Chair of the Boston School Committee
    • Richard Stutman, President of the Boston Teachers Union
    • Will Thomas, Headmaster of Charlestown High School
    • Sam Tyler, President of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau