BPS Attendance Symposium - September 27, 2018
Save the date for this year's BPS Attendance Symposium on September 27, 2018. Participants who joined us last year said that the information and resources shared across the district last year were extremely helpful. Be sure to join us again to learn more about how to ensure students are on time, every day!
In the News
Support for Students Experiencing Homelessness: Through support of SELWell's Opportunity Youth department, BPS plans to launch a $1 million initiative to provide more services and support for the approximately 3,000 students who are experiencing homelessness. Each school would have the discretion to use its share of the money to address the specific situations of their homeless students. Schools could provide assistance with tutoring, clothing, food, or transportation. The initiative will also provide training for teachers, aides, and administrators on identifying clues that students are homeless and find ways to help them and their families. Read More
New Speed Limit in Effect: Mayor Martin Walsh asked for our help in raising awareness of how the City is making streets safer for people of all ages who are walking, biking and driving. The City recently adopted a default speed limit of 25 mph, which went into effect January 9, 2017. The lower speed limit is part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. We are encouraging all school leaders, teachers, administrators, students, and families to help spread the word about the speed limit change and the Safe Routes to School Boston efforts. This is important to us as a school district because just under a third (29%) of our K-8 students are walking, taking public transportation or biking to and from school. As part of the Safe Routes to School Boston movement, we are working together with city agencies to make our streets more walkable for everyone. Lowering the speed limits is one way to create safer travel. Read More
Jodie Elgee, Director of Safe and Welcoming Schools, joined Muslim community leaders from the Boston-area in Local Partnerships in Combating Terrorism to talk about their efforts to prevent radicalization and recruitment by violent groups. Boston was one of the three pilot cities chosen to develop a system for countering violent extremism. This forum was part of the second day of the three-day White House Summit on Combating Violent Extremism. C-Span Video
- Communique, December 2016, Volume 45, Number 4, pg. 16, Boston's Comprehensive Behavioral Model: Organizational Structures
- Communique, November 2016, Volume 45, Number 3, pg. 1, Boston's Comprehensive Behavioral Model: Organizational Structures