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Last updated: 05/31/2019 - 4:20pm

City Council Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Dockets #0622-0628, FY20 Budget: BPS Academics

One of a series of hearings to review the FY20 Budget. The focus of this hearing is Boston Public Schools (BPS) Academics, including the opportunity and achievement gap, Excellence for All and AWC, science education, MCAS, art and music, ELL, and early education. The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Ciommo. The sponsor of the dockets is the Mayor.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Dockets #0622-0625

    Orders for the FY20 Operating Budget, including Annual Appropriations for Departmental Operations, Annual Appropriation for the School Department, Appropriation for Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB), and Appropriation for Certain Transportation and Public Realm Improvements.

  2. Dockets #0626-0628

    Capital Budget Appropriations including Loan Orders and Lease-Purchase Agreements.

    These matters were sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and referred to the Committee on April 10, 2019.

    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.

    PUBLIC TESTIMONY

    Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify.  If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations, and sound system.  Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing.

    Written comments may be made part of the record and available to all Councilors by sending them by email, fax, or mail to arrive before the hearing. Please use the information below.

    Mail Address:  Docket #0622-0628, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02201

    Fax Number:  617-635-4203 Attn: Michelle A. Goldberg, Docket #0622-0628

    Committee Email:  CCC.WM@Boston.gov

    Staff Email:  michelle.a.goldberg@boston.gov   Staff Telephone617-635-4645

    Broadcast Live on Comcast 8/RCN 82/Verizon 1964 or streamed at:  boston.gov/city-council-tv

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