Boston School Committee approves neighborhood-based school choice plan

The Boston School Committee voted 6-1 to approve a new Home-Based school choice plan, which delivers on Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s promise to help more students attend quality schools closer to home. The plan will take effect for the 2014-2015 school year and replaces the existing three-zone system, which was created in 1988. Continue reading

BPS proposes new transportation vendor for next school year

Today Boston Public Schools will recommended a five year contract with five one-year extension options held by BPS and the City of Boston be awarded to Illinois-based Veolia Transportation Inc., to manage the daily operation and maintenance of the city’s school bus fleet beginning in July. The recommendation will be made at tonight’s scheduled Boston School Committee meeting. Continue reading