Eliminating middle schools: “It’s hard to imagine grade reconfiguration—and school closures—won’t become volatile, too.” Thank you Boston Magazine for making the connection between grade reconfiguration and school closures.
Reflections on Build BPS by parent Nora McManus Vincent: “BuildBPS has five stated immediate actions, which include new furniture and computers but not one word about student health and safety. Each time the city shifts focus away from health and safety and toward shiny new furniture, it seems less like chance and more like a trend.”
Dorchester Reporter on the BPS facilities report, incl that BPS facilities dept. soon to come under the city’s facilities dept.
Mary Battenfeld stated that “We must invest in the buildings and the communities inside them in an equitable way so schools across the city, and particularly schools that serve high populations of high needs children, are getting what they need.”
“Mayor: BPS closures not an option.” Thank you! Note to self–save for 2018 and beyond.
Weekend reading: BPS’s “Educational and Facilities Master Plan,” which is now on the Build BPS website.
BPS Facilities Plan released. Are there actual recommendations? Why is roll out at a $200 person event?