In September, the Boston School Committee will debate whether to oppose a ballot question that would lift the state's cap on new charter schools.
"I am concerned and I would trust the superintendent is concerned" about the impact on BPS finances that could come with more charter schools draining students away, School Committee Chairman Michael O'Neill said at a meeting tonight.
Committee members agreed to begin thinking about the decision in August and come ready to calmly and not emotionally discuss numbers that BPS staffers will prepare on the specific potential impacts on Boston schools in the committee's first meeting in September. The committee would then vote on the issue two weeks after that.
The question is one of four on the statewide ballot this November.
Under state law, the committee can take a position on the ballot question, but it can't spend any money to support its position, so no letters to parents, O'Neill said.