Community Process

On February 23, 24, 25, 26 each finalist will spend one day in Boston participating in a series of public interviews with the School Committee, as well as panel discussions with BPS students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and community partners.  

The public is encouraged to review applications, watch the panel sessions and provide feedback about the candidates. 
 
The School Committee will then hold a special meeting to vote on the next superintendent on March 3 at 6 p.m. at 26 Court Street, Winter Chambers.
 
Superintendent Finalist Public Interview Schedule
 
Some panel discussions will be live streamed at http://www.bostonpublicschools.orgVideos will also be available for viewing online after the public interviews. 
 
Monday, February 23 - Guadalupe Guerrero
Tuesday, February 24 - Tommy Chang
Wednesday, February 25 - Dana Bedden
Thursday, February 26 - Pedro Martinez
 
The schedule for each day will be as follows: 
 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Panel Discussion with Community Partners 

Paramount Center, Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington Street, Boston
Moderator: Ayele Shakur, Search Committee Member and Education Chair of Boston NAACP

1 - 3 p.m. School Committee Interview


Winter Chambers, 26 Court Street, Boston

4 - 6 p.m. Panel Discussion with BPS Students and Teachers


English High School Auditorium
144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain
Moderator: Samuel Acevedo, Search Committee Member and Executive Director of Boston HERC
 

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Panel Discussion with BPS Parents and School Leaders


English High School Auditorium
144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain
Moderator: Dania Vazquez, Search Committee Member and BPS headmaster 
 
 
Past Process
 
The Search Committee held eight community forums in neighborhoods throughout the city:
 
March 11, 2014
WGBH Studios, Brighton
 
March 19, 2014
Harbor Middle School, Dorchester
 
March 20, 2014
Orchard Gardens K-8 School, Roxbury
 
March 24, 2014
Student Forum
Madison Park High School, Roxbury
 
March 25, 2014
McCormack Middle School, Dorchester
 
March 27, 2014
East Boston High School, East Boston
 
March 31, 2014
Washington Irving Middle School, Roslindale
 
Monday, January 12, 2015
Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School, Dorchester
 
Read the Leadership Profile Report presented to the Search Committee summarizing the themes of the feedback it received at community hearings and an online survey.  
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