BuildBPS will provide strategic framework for facilities investments, as well as curriculum and instruction reforms that are aligned with the district’s educational vision. BPS and the Mayor’s Education Cabinet are working with Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates (SMMA) to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations submitted to Mayor Walsh, Superintendent Tommy Chang, and Boston School Committee by the fall of 2016.
Pictured: New $70 million Dearborn
The project is guided by five advisory committees that include educators and representatives of parent and community partner organizations. The work of SMMA is conducted in partnership with BPS, the Mayor’s Education Cabinet, and several City agencies, including Property and Construction Management, Environment, Energy and Open Space, Neighborhood Services, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority, in consultation with designer and project manager Margaret Wood of Pinck & Co.
To bring data and vision together, the master planning process is examining the following variables:
Superintendent Chang has identified three core values to guide the planning process:
Dr. Chang has said, “This is not just about reimagining what facilities will look like, but ultimately what education will look like over the next 10 years and beyond.”BuildBPS is seeking community input and offer transparent insight into the planning process. Build BPS will host a series of public conversations and activities aimed at creating a long-term vision for learning in our city and how we can best configure and use our buildings. In addition, documents that support the planning process are available on the "Resources" tab on the left side of this page. BPS and the Mayor’s Education Cabinet also welcomes public feedback via social media by using #BuildBPS on Twitter.
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