June 9, 2016 – During the second year of the Walsh Administration employee levels dropped 159 to 16,956. This decline occurred proportionally across the City. The three largest departments (School, Police, and Fire) represent 78% of the city workforce and account for 73% of the citywide decrease. This drop comes after three consecutive years of an increasing workforce (+943) Read Full Report>
Category: Special Reports
MAY 3, 2016 – Boston relies on the property tax for almost 70% of revenues. A Research Bureau Special Report examines the factors that contributed to the fiscal 2016 property value increase and tax rates such as tax base growth, Proposition 2½ and classification – driving general fund revenues. Read Full Report>
April 3, 2016 – The annual budget problems facing the Boston Public Schools are not due to the increase in Commonwealth charter school seats in Boston. The charter schools do not receive an unfair share of Boston’s public resources for education.
Read our latest Special Report: The True Costs of Boston’s Charter Schools>
March 3, 2016 – The Research Bureau released a Special Report today, that assesses the results after two years of a bold initiative undertaken by the Boston Public Schools to improve the quality of teachers in every Boston classroom. Read the full report>