Kids go "Yay!" Kids refuse to listen to parents about how this means they'll have yet another day of school at the end of June.
Boston Public Schools
Mayor Walsh just announced BPS schools are closed tomorrow, but that City Hall and BPL branches will be open. Read more.
They called it. But BPS administrators have to show up for work.
Boston School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he would fight any effort to arm BPS teachers - not that he's likely to see any proposal from either City Hall or BPD, where officials have long called for more restrictions on guns, not fewer. Read more.
The Boston City Council today agreed to hold at least one hearing to try to figure out how to make Madison Park the sort of vocational school that educators from other cities would want to visit to learn how it does things. Read more.
The City Council today approved a request by at-large Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George for a hearing to look at whether voters should once again be giving a direct say on who serves on the School Committee. Read more.
Mayor Walsh made the announcement this afternoon. Also:
Sidewalks should be shoveled by 3 hours after dawn tomorrow, at about 10:15 a.m.
Mayor Walsh just announced BPS schools will be closed due to the storm. City community centers, however, will be open. City Hall will also be open, but only staffed with emergency personnel. Read more.
West Roxbury's usually festive Christmas-tree lighting at Washington and Grove streets turned a little more serious today as parents protested Boston Public Schools' plans for earlier start times at many elementary schools. Read more.
In fact, there's a petition against them.
BPS has posted the list of when schools with start and end starting next fall.
WBUR reports the Boston School Committee voted last night to change start and end times for Boston schools, with the goal of getting high-schools to school later, elementary students out of school earlier and to tie the whole thing into the school-bus schedules a team at MIT has been drawing up. Members of that team were supposed to work overnight to get the new schedules ready for public release today.
Mayor Walsh said today Boston is hiring Ernst & Young, which is already doing auditing work for the city, to review several years of student-activity-fund spending at the roughly 100 BPS schools that were not randomly audited earlier by the IRS. Read more.
More than just the school department was doing stupid stuff, the Globe reports.
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