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星期三, 7月 06, 2016

Boston Public Schools to Host Strategic Implementation Plan Community Meetings

Boston Public Schools to Host Strategic Implementation Plan Community Meetings
BPS Officials Seek Community Input on Key Initiatives for the District
Boston, MA - Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - The Boston Public Schools (BPS) will host several community meetings to gather community feedback on a draft of the BPS Strategic Implementation Plan, which Superintendent Tommy Chang shared with the public for input. The plan builds on the district's strengths, addresses core challenges, and delineates a set of 29 initiatives to advance the district's academic and operational agenda.

Boston Public Schools Deputy Superintendent of Strategy Donna Muncey will facilitate the community-based conversations. Small group conversations will focus on strategic priorities outlined in the plan, including:

  1. Implementing an inclusive, rigorous, and culturally/linguistically sustaining PK-12 instructional program that serves the development of the whole child.
  2. Attracting, developing, and retaining a highly effective team that is responsive to the diverse racial, cultural, and linguistic needs of Boston youth.
  3. Engaging families and community organizations as advocates and partners for equity, access, and results for all students.
  4. Delivering high-quality support, customer service, and communications at schools.
  5. Building a sustainable financial system that invests resources equitably and strategically.

The community forums are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday, July 11, 6:30 - 8 PM, East Boston Social Centers, 68 Central Square, East Boston, 02128
  • Wednesday, July 13, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, BPS School Committee Room, Bolling Building, Roxbury, 02119
  • Tuesday, July 19, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Mattapan Library - Community Room, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, 02126

Attendees can register, here:http://bit.ly/29jpNC1. While the public is encouraged to attend any of the community meetings listed above, those who cannot attend are welcome to send feedback to superintendent@bostonpublicschools.org or by using #StrategicPlanBPS on Twitter.

The Strategic Implementation Plan represents the culmination of a strategic planning process begun by the Boston School Committee (BSC), which resulted in the adoption of a Strategic Vision in February 2015. Throughout 2014, prior to the hiring of Superintendent Chang, the BSC and Boston Public Schools' leadership conducted a series of community meetings to generate aspirations and priorities for the district, with the expectation that the new Superintendent would present a more detailed implementation plan, including specific initiatives, timelines, and measurable outcomes.

Since his tenure began on July 1, 2015, Superintendent Chang has been collecting input from parents, students, staff, and partners -- including extensive feedback on his 100-Day Plan -- to inform his development of the Strategic Implementation Plan. Dr. Chang is now seeking community feedback on the latest draft of the document.

For more information about the Strategic Implementation Plan, visit: http://bit.ly/29vZANA.