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Mayor Walsh Announces Call for Applications to Fill Open Boston School Committee Position

October 7, 2014

Boston Public Schools

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Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a call for applications to fill an open position on the Boston School Committee. The School Committee Nominating Panel is accepting applications to fill the remainder of the term of Margaret McKenna, who resigned from the School Committee last month. 

"Margaret McKenna has been an integral part of the Boston School Committee,” said Mayor Walsh. "While on the School Committee, Margaret worked diligently to uphold the mission and vision of the Boston Public Schools. We're looking for someone to continue this work and partnership to boost student achievement across the board."

McKenna’s term would have expired on January 5, 2015. In addition, the Panel is also accepting applications for two four-year terms which will begin on January 5, 2015. Applicants may be considered for the remainder of McKenna’s term, or for one of the four-year terms, or both.

Boston School Committee members are appointed to serve four-year staggered terms. When vacancies exist, the Mayor appoints members from a list of candidates recommended by a 13-member Citizens Nominating Panel, comprised of parents, teachers, principals, and representatives of the business and higher education communities.

Those individuals interested in applying for the remainder of the term of Margaret McKenna and one of the four-year terms must submit an application by Monday, October 20, at 3:00 p.m. Those only interested in applying for one of the four-year terms must submit by November 7, at 3:00 p.m.

To access the nomination form, or to request additional information, please visit, or email