Published On: November 27, 2018

We hope everyone had a smooth Monday back after the holiday break.

BPS announced last week that they are reconsidering their plan to close the McCormack Middle School as part of the BuildBPS plan. See coverage from WBUR. McCormack BTU members, staff and students have been organizing and educating the community since the day they heard the news, advocating to keep their community intact, as have members of the West Roxbury Education Complex community, the other two schools slated for closure under BuildBPS. We recognize the great work our members have been doing to ensure transparency and fight for the best outcomes for their students. Updates will be shared at the School Committee meeting tomorrow night, formal proposals will be shared on December 5, and the vote is slated to take place on December 12.

McCormack Middle School students, staff and community allies have visited City Councilors along with West Roxbury school community members. Together, they have organized to share their stories and concerns over the last few weeks. We are happy to hear that the McCormack community plans have changed but continue to advocate with West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy for the best possible proposals for their schools. Photo by Neema Avashia

There are two more scheduled BuildBPS Community Sessions for feedback this year, one TODAY in Roxbury at the Bolling Building at 6 PM and one on November 29 in Dorchester. Please see details on the BPS website for other opportunities to learn more and share your thoughts, including two sessions now scheduled for January.

Also tomorrow evening at the School Committee meeting, there will be time for community feedback on the Superintendent Search. The meeting starts at 6 PM at the Bolling Building tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28. There are Community Listening sessions scheduled for December 6 in Roxbury and December 10 in East BostonSee details in this flyer and all information on the BPS website at If you haven’t filled out the BTU survey yet, please offer your thoughts.

You may have heard that Boston’s first Education Chief, Rahn Dorsey, left his post last week. We thank him for his service and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

We wish you all a wonderful week!

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