BuildBPS Community Conversation co-sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

Please come to this community meeting co-sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council to learn more about the BuildBPS proposed plan:

- Understand the educational vision of Boston Public Schools

- Learn about the impacts on the city and your neighborhood

- Ask questions

 

Registration 5:45-6:15pm

Prompt Program Start at 6:30PM

 

Refreshments and childcare will be provided.  

Spanish translation available.  

Preregistration encouraged but not necessary    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buildbps-community-conversation-jamaica-plain-tickets-53346397511

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