Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced Dec. 31 he has re-appointed Michael O’Neill to the Boston School Committee for a second, four-year term. O’Neill will be sworn in during a 4 p.m. ceremony on Friday, January 4.
“The School Committee plays a key role in the partnership between the School Department and the community, and will face a complex and exciting year as they take on student assignment and strategic planning,” Mayor Menino said. “I was most impressed by the quality of candidates this year and thank the teachers, parents and community members who helped nominate our applicants and facilitate the process.”
Michael O’Neill, 52, holds a Masters in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College and is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Distribution at SBLI of Massachusetts. Currently a Charlestown resident, O’Neill grew up in West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park, and is a graduate of the Boston Public Schools. He is the Board Chair of the Boston Private Industry Council’s Youth Council and an active member of the Boston PIC’s Workforce Development Committee. Mr. O’Neill has served as the Vice Chair of the Boston School Committee since January, 2012. He will serve a four-year term that will expire on January 2, 2017.
“Michael O’Neill has been a valued member of the Boston School Committee, providing insight and expertise in the areas of financial strategies and youth development,” Mayor Menino said. “He has served with professionalism and integrity and I am honored to re-appoint him.”
The Boston School Committee is a seven-member board that governs and sets policy for the Boston Public Schools. Any Boston resident is eligible to apply for a position. A diverse citizens nominating panel accepted nominations this fall before recommending candidates to Mayor Menino in early December.