The negotiating teams for the Boston School Committee and Teachers Union met for six full days in late August with the objective of finalizing contract negotiations that had been underway for several months. Now in late October a new teachers’ contract is still not settled. Read more in our Bureau Update and how Question 2 will impact the financial equation for the City and what it can offer.
Boston Municipal Research Bureau Blog
Boston’s voters will decide on November 8th whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) which would result in a 1% surcharge on real property tax bills less exemptions. In our Special Report released today, we provide useful information to enable voters to make an informed decision. Our intent is not to support or oppose the CPA. Full Report>
Student performance at a number of BPS schools improved in 2016 according to a report by the state. The improvement includes 12 schools rising to Level 1 status, but low performing schools remain a challenge across the District. This year 55% of Boston schools are classified as low-performing, down from 64% in 2015. (read more . . .)