Boston School Committee Accepting Applications for Two Open Seats

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The Boston School Committee is currently accepting applications for two open school committee seats for two four-year terms beginning on January 4th, 2016. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, November 9th at 5 pm.

"Schools are the backbone of our communities, and we need strong and caring leaders on the Boston School Committee to make the best choices for our student's future," said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. "Our School Committee members are tasked with the important role of offering valuable input to increase pathways to success for all students, and I look forward to bringing new voices to the table."


The Boston School Committee governs the Boston Public Schools are responsible for the following:

  • Defining the vision, mission and goals of the Boston Public Schools;
  • Establishing and monitoring the annual operating budget;
  • Hiring, managing and evaluating the superintendent;
  • Setting and reviewing district policies and practices to support student achievement

There are seven members of the school committee and they must be Boston residents, and are appointed by the mayor to serve four-year staggered terms. A 13-member Citizens Nominating Panel composed of parents, teachers, principals and representatives of the business and higher education communities provide candidates to the mayor. The committee also includes a non-voting student member of the Boston Student Advisory Council.

For more info on the Boston School Committee, please click here.