By a unanimous vote tonight the Boston School Committee approved the $934.6 million Boston Public Schools (BPS) 2014 fiscal year budget, a seven percent increase compared to the current year appropriation from the City of Boston.
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.
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.
Superintendent Johnson to adopt school assignment panel recommendation to create school quality panel
Panel to work in collaboration with the district to accelerate achievement in all schools
Mayor Thomas M. Menino has re-appointed Michael O’Neill to the Boston School Committee for a second, four-year term. O’Neill will be sworn in this evening during a 5:30 p.m. ceremony at the Parkman House.
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.