Open Seat on the Boston School Committee

Qualified Candidates Needed: Deadline is November 25, 2020

Bostonians have the chance to become civically engaged on behalf of Boston Public School students. The Citizens Nominating Panel is now accepting applications for a four-year term on the Boston School Committee. The term currently held by Michael O’Neill will expire in January 2021.  

Impact the Future  Serving on the School Committee provides the opportunity to make a difference in the lives and education of thousands of students in the Boston Public Schools and benefit the city as a whole. The School Committee plays an essential role in Boston and has significant authority if it chooses to use it.

The process of filling vacancies is straightforward, which makes applying for a seat an option for anyone interested in this leadership role. The process requires written answers to education policy questions confronting Boston Public Schools and public interviews by the Nominating Panel.  The goal is to present the Mayor with a list of applicants whose background, expertise, and views are well understood, not only by the Nominating Panel, but also by members of the public.  This transparency is an essential component of the process, so Boston residents can be assured about the qualifications and priorities of those overseeing the schools.

The deadline for submitting applications to serve on the School Committee is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

 Download the application here.


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