The proposed BPS budget represents a $26 million projected increase over the current year, and is the largest school budget in Boston’s history. Over the past six years under the leadership of Mayor Marty Walsh, the city’s allocation to BPS has increased by $200 million. The appropriation for next year will increase further when the city reaches a contract agreement for teachers with the Boston Teachers Union.
More information on the fiscal 2020 budget proposal is available online at http://bostonpublicschools.org/budget.
The fiscal 2020 proposal reflects Walsh’s continued commitment to invest in BPS, increasing Boston’s school budget despite facing an ongoing decline in state education funding. This comes as the mayor joins a statewide coalition of legislators, municipalities, teachers, students and advocates in supporting the Education PROMISE Act, which would address historic inequities in state funding formulas.