Boston Public Schools, despite previously promising it would use only private foundation money, spent $50,000 from its own funds to help pay for the search for a new superintendent. The school committee is scheduled to vote on its choice Wednesday.

The total amount allocated for the search was $75,000. The Shah Family Foundation, which funds a healthy school lunch initiative in Boston, donated $25,000 to cover travel and meal costs for the three candidates. The district’s contribution of $50,000 covered all of the cost of the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller, which is based in Boston.

“The School Committee initially intended to fund the superintendent search exclusively through private funds, but ultimately opted not to proceed in that manner due to public feedback,” said district spokesperson Dan O’Brien in an email.

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