We are all deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that took place yesterday at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Our hearts go out to all of the students, families and staff devastated by this senseless act of violence. We understand that the news of this terrible event may trigger strong emotions among our own students. As a result, many of our young people will turn to us for answers.
On Wednesday, February 7, Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang presented to the Boston School Committee a proposed $1.109 billion Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) school district budget that includes a $48 million projected increase over last year’s appropriation, marking the largest proposed BPS budget in the city’s history.
Andria Amador, Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services for the Boston Pubic Schools, talks about a new violence prevention initiative, aligned with the "Sandy Hook Promise." Interview for BNN News.
On Thursday, February 1, 2018, Superintendent Tommy Chang issued a letter to Boston Public Schools staff to outline what type of information BPS shares and does not share with law enforcement and outside agencies.
As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative and welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.