Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that applications are being accepted by the Citizens Nominating Panel, for two open positions on the Boston School Committee, one four-year term opening in January 2021 and the other filling the remainder of an unexpired term, which will expire on December 31, 2021. The deadline to submit applications is November 25, 2020.

The Boston School Committee is the governing body of the Boston Public Schools. 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

The seven members of the School Committee are Boston residents appointed by the Mayor to serve four-year staggered terms. The Mayor appoints members from a list of candidates recommended by a 13-member Citizens Nominating Panel composed of parents, teachers, principals and representatives of the business and higher education communities. 

The School Committee also includes a non-voting student member of the Boston Student Advisory Council.  

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 broadcasted on Boston City TV.  

Applications for the Boston School Committee can be found online here. For more information on the Boston School Committee, please click here.  


Contact Department: Schools

Publish Date: Tue, 11/10/2020 – 9:15am

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