Last week BESE voted 6 to 3 to approve 300 new seats at the Boston Preparatory Charter Public School and 35 new seats at Boston Collegiate Charter School, for as total of 335 seats, and close to $6 million in lost annual revenue. See the letter from the Commissioner.
Question to our loyal readers: This move by the state will cost Boston Public Schools an additional $5-6 million from our already-strapped budget. Why is it that we have heard nothing — not a peep — from our elected and appointed leaders? The state didn’t have to approve these seats. It chose to.