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Last updated: 09/01/2017 - 11:42am

Boston School Committee meeting

The School Committee of the City of Boston will be holding a meeting on September 6 at 5 p.m.

Discussion Topics

  1. 5 P.M.

    Call to Order

    Executive Session: The School Committee will immediately adjourn to executive session to discuss strategies related to collective bargaining with the Boston Teachers Union. Such a discussion in an open session would have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of this body. The Committee will return to public session.  

  2. 6 P.M.

     

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Approval of Meeting Minutes: July 19, 2017

    Superintendent's Report

    General Public Comment

    Action Items

    Grants for Approval           

    Amount

    FY

    Grant Name

    Status

    Focus Area(s)

    Sites

    $260,000

    2018

    CBHM Research and Data

    New

    Health and Wellness

    ~60 sites districtwide

    Amount

    FY

    Grant Name

    Status

    Focus Area(s)

    Sites

    $250,000

    2018

    -

    2019

    Digital Promise- - Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

    New

    College and Career Readiness

    Timilty, McCormack, Edwards

    $1,400,000

    Estimated Value

    2018

    Digital Promise - Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

    (In-kind Donation)

    New

    College and Career Readiness

    Timilty, McCormack, Edwards

    $25,000

    2018

    English for New Bostonian

    New

    Adult Education

    Adult Learning Center at Madison Park

    $7,500

    2018

    Handling Stress: Resources for Teens and Families at Boston Latin School

    New

    Health and Wellness

    Boston Latin School

    $9,000

    2018

    High School Graduation Rates and Postsecondary Readiness among First Language is not English (FLNE) Students

    New

    English Language Learners

    ~10 sites districtwide

    $4,000,000

    2018

    -

     2022

    Human Capital Strategy Initiative

    New

    Educator Effectiveness

    Districtwide

    $17,602,911

    2018

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    New

    Special Education

    Districtwide

    $60,000

    2018

    McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Grant

    New

    At Risk

    Districtwide

    $1,462,681

    2018

    Perkins IV Secondary Allocation Grant

    New

    College and Career Readiness

    Districtwide

    $200,000

    Estimated Value

    2018

    Project Lead the Way (In-kind Donation)

    New

    College and Career Readiness

    ~10 sites districtwide

    $36,000,000

    2018

    School Lunch Program

    New

    Food and Nutrition

    Districtwide

    $24,601

    2018

    School Redesign Grant - Brighton

    Increase

    School Turnaround

    Brighton + Excel

    $13,925

    2018

    School Redesign Grant – Madison Park

    Increase

    School Turnaround

    Madison Park

    Amount

    FY

    Grant Name

    Status

    Focus Area(s)

    Sites

    $37,971,673

    2018

    Title I

    New

    Achievement Gap

    Districtwide

    $3,881,435

    2018

    Title II-A – Improving Educator Quality

    New

    Professional Development

    Districtwide

    $2,364,350

    2018

    Title III

    New

    English Language Learners

    Districtwide

    $976,533

    2018

    Title IV

    New

    Achievement Gap

    Districtwide

    $414,400

    2018

    21st Century Community Learning Centers (Continuation)

    New

    Extended Learning Time

    English, Gardner, Hennigan, Kenny

    $106,924,009

     

    Renewal of Margarita Muñiz Academy’s Innovation School Autonomies

  3. Reports

    Office of Special Education Update

    Boston Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SpedPAC) Update

    Tentative Boston Teachers Union Collective Bargaining Agreement

    Deadline for Residency Verification for Exam Schools

    Superintendent’s School Year 2016-17 Performance Evaluation Update

  4. Public Comment on Reports (Optional)
  5. New Business