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City of Boston Opens Applications for Boston School Committee

This application is to fill the recent vacancy on the Boston School Committee for the remainder of the term ending January 1, 2024

Mayor Michelle Wu today opened the application to fill the vacancy on the Boston School Committee for the remainder of the term ending on January 1, 2024 that was created by the resignation of Lorena Lopera. To serve as a member for the next full four-year term, individuals will have to reapply later this year. The Boston School Committee Nominating Panel, composed of families, educators, school leaders and representatives of the business and higher education communities, will receive and evaluate the applications and share recommendations with the Mayor. The Boston School Committee is the governing body of the Boston Public Schools (BPS).

Applications to fill the upcoming vacancy are now due Monday, July 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Interviews for selected candidates will be held on the week of August 7, 2023, between 4:30-6:00 pm.

The School Committee is responsible for:

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

The School Committee meets approximately twice per month during the school year to adopt, review and modify policies and practices that support teaching, learning and improved student achievement. With the exception of executive sessions, Committee meetings are open to the public, feature public comment periods and are broadcast on Boston City TV.  

To download the School Committee application, please visit this link. Please direct all questions and submit completed applications to scnominatingpanel@boston.gov or mail/deliver to Room 612 of Boston City Hall. You can learn more about the Boston School Committee online.

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