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Committee on Education and the Committee on Government Accountability, Transparency, and Accessibility hearing on Dockets #0255, #0165

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. 0255

    Docket #0255, Order for a hearing to discuss how Boston Public Schools are addressing the needs of the parents of English language learner students. 

  2. 0165

    Docket # 0165, Order for a hearing on government transparency and accountability towards service provision and spending on ELL students.

    Docket 0255 was sponsored by Councilors Fernandes Anderson, Mejia, and Louijeune and was referred to the Committee on 1/25/23. Docket 0165 was sponsored by Councilors Mejia and Fernandes Anderson and was referred to the Committee on 1/11/23. 

    NOTICE: The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.


    In accordance with Chapter 107 of the Acts of 2022, modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirements that public bodies conducts its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing remotely. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means. The public may watch this hearing via live stream at It will also be re-broadcasted at a later date on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.  

    Public Testimony

    Written comments may be sent to the Committee or staff's email (below) and will be made part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so. 

    Staff Contact: Ron Cobb

    Mail Address:  Dockets #0255, 0165  City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201

    Committee and   

    Staff | Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Broadcast Live on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/ Fios 964 and streamed at:

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