The Bay State Banner reports on Linda Perille, the new interim superintendent of Boston Schools named by Mayor Marty Walsh.:
Newly-announced Interim Boston Public Schools Superintendent Laura Perille aims to delve into the difficult issues facing the district: the $1 billion BuildBPS plan that after three years remains short on details, the as-yet undefined high school redesign plan and the reworking of school start times that last year sparked a wave of parent outrage.
Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang weighs in:
Perille told the Banner she is committed to receiving community input on BPS initiatives and said that the district cannot resolve any one of its challenges without grappling with the others.
“It’s really hard to pull on one lever without affecting the others,” she said. “All of these questions need to be on the table.”
Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang said Perille could build trust by sharing more information with stakeholders.
“We would want to see a clear vision and a clear plan of where our district is heading,” Tang said. “We have to have a much clearer understanding of the processes by which stakeholders have a say in that vision and planning moving forward.”
Compounding the community pushback on various plans advanced by BPS officials and the Walsh administration over the last three years are persistent complaints by parents and community members that they are not given adequate opportunity to weigh in before they’re rolled out.