Category: Bureau Updates


Revolving Funds Support Selected City Services

The City of Boston has utilized state law to re-establish 14 revolving funds totaling $7.0M for use in FY18 by eight departments. The funds are generated through fees and charges to support services related to the fees. These funds have the advantage of being able to roll over year-end balances to the next fiscal year. Read more>

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Don’t Settle Teachers’ Contract Without Bold Reform

After 15 months of negotiations between the BPS & BTU it’s important to remember that this contract is the vehicle to bring bold reform to Boston. Both sides need to focus on reforms that will provide students with a quality education and help Boston become more competitive with charter schools. Improving teacher quality is the single most important strategy to increasing student achievement. (read more . . .)