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Commission to Advise on Spending of $400 Million in BPS

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Updates Here

Federal Relief Funding

BPS is expecting $400M via the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.

Grounded in the community-driven strategic plan, BPS will invest these one-time federal relief funds to return well, recover strong, and reimagine what’s possible for our students.

Superintendent Cassellius has formed a Commission to represent the voices of key BPS audiences and advise on the best way to invest federal relief funds. The Commission will host 5 meetings that will be open to the public and at the end of each meeting there will be a public comment period. There will also be a 30 day review and comment period from July 1 to July 30 on the final recommendations of the commission to the Superintendent.

MEET THE COMMISSION

Commission Meetings: 

Thursday, May 13, 5:00pm

Thursday, May 27, 5:00pm

Thursday, June 10, 5:00pm

Sunday, June 27, 5:00pm

Thursday, July 1, 5:00pm

Zoom links and sign up for public comment coming soon!

 

BPS School & District Leaders:

Dania Vazquez, Head of School – Margarita Muniz

Grace Wai, School Superintendent/Executive Team Member

Karla Jenkins, Principal of Higginson Inclusion School (K0-2)

BPS Stakeholders:

Ayele Shakur, Opportunity and Achievement Gaps Task Force

Ruby Reyes, Boston Education Justice Alliance (BEJA)

Suzanne Lee, English Language Learner Task Force

BPS Parents:

Roxanne Harvey, President – Boston SPED PAC

TBD, Citywide Parent Council Representative

Boston School Committee:

Alex Oliver-Davila, Chair of BPS School Committee

Jeri Robinson, Member of BPS School Committee

Business:

Jim Rooney, President & CEO -Boston Chamber of Commerce

Neil Sullivan, PIC

Civil Rights:

Celina Barrios-Millner, Chief of Equity and Inclusion

Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, Executive Director – Lawyers for Civil Rights

Keith Motley, Urban League

Margaret McKenna, Chair of Human Rights

Tanisha Sullivan, President – NAACP

Faith Based/OAG:

Matt Thompson, Jubilee Church Boston

Sam Acevedo, GBLN, HERN, OAG CO-Chair

Higher Education:

Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, UMASS Boston Chancellor

Pam Eddinger, President Bunker Hill Community College

Paul Reville, Harvard

Valerie Roberson, Roxbury Community College

Partners:

Chris Smith, Boston After School and Beyond

Philanthropy:

John Jackson, Schott Foundation

Lee Pelton, The Boston Foundation

Stakeholders:

Rahn Dorsey, Stakeholder

Students:

Mercer Xyra, BSAC Student Representative

TBD, BSAC Student Representative

Teachers & BTU:

Jessica Tang, President /Boston Teachers Union

Theresa Garcia de Quevedo, Mildred Ave School

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