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Mayor Wu Announces Extended Deadline To Apply for Four-Year Term on Boston School Committee

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Mayor Michelle Wu today announced the application deadline to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Boston School Committee has been extended to December 1st and encouraged interested residents to apply. The Boston School Committee Nominating Panel, composed of parents, teachers, principals and representatives of the business and higher education communities, will receive and evaluate the applications and share recommendations with the Mayor. The Boston School Committee is the governing body of the Boston Public Schools (BPS).

Applications to fill the two upcoming vacancies for 4-year terms are now due Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Interviews for selected 4-year candidates will be held on December 2, 2021 and December 6, 2021 between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. Interviews will be conducted virtually.

“As a mother of two children in the Boston Public Schools, I am deeply committed to fostering leadership in BPS that reflects the needs of every student and is connected to our families,” said Mayor Wu. “I encourage passionate, dedicated individuals to apply to serve in these critical roles to deliver academic excellence and wrap around all our children with the levels of support necessary to thrive.”

The School Committee is responsible for:

  • Defining the vision, mission, and goals of the Boston Public Schools;
  • Establishing and monitoring the annual operating budget;
  • Hiring, managing, and evaluating the Superintendent; and
  • Setting and reviewing district policies and practices to support student achievement.  

Mayor Wu has a particular interest in appointing members with vocational-technical experience, K-12 teaching experience, and familiarity with early education.

The School Committee meets approximately twice per month during the school year to adopt, review and modify policies and practices that support teaching, learning and improved student achievement. With the exception of executive sessions, Committee meetings are open to the public, feature public comment periods and are broadcast on Boston City TV.  

Please direct all questions and submit completed applications to scnominatingpanel@boston.gov or mail/deliver to Room 612 of Boston City Hall. You can learn more about the Boston School Committee online.

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