Published On: May 13, 2022

As many of you are aware, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has been threatening for years an anti-democratic, racist takeover of our schools by putting us in Receivership. Their threat is ramping up, with the possibility of a vote by the Board in less than two weeks, at their May 24 meeting. We are holding an EMERGENCY Town Hall this Monday, May 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 to discuss what receivership is and what would happen to BPS if the Board votes to takeover the district. Sign up now.

What would receivership look like in Boston Public Schools?

The effects of receivership have already been felt in Boston. The Dever and UP Holland schools have both under receivership for over eight years now, which has led to higher staff turnover, less experienced staff, a dismantled dual language program, and a weakened ability to enforce portions of our contract. What our schools need are the proposals we have been advocating for and an accountable, elected school committee.

We encourage you to join our Town Hall on Monday evening and learn how we can fight back against this undemocratic, racist takeover scheme. BTU staff will also be visiting all schools in the next several weeks to lead a brief meeting with your school’s staff to explain the consequences of receivership. Please be sure to attend this critical meeting.

Visit for a comprehensive list of action items and a sign-up link to join the coalition. Together, our collective power can move the needle.

In solidarity,
BTU Officers and Staff

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