Monday, January 5, 2015

Boston schools "bracing"

It must be coming up on budget season, because we had the early "the Boston school budget is going to be awful" article this weekend. Before we all get too carried away, I'd ask that you take a look back at this post from last year, as the Globe is leaving out some pretty significant information. State aid to Boston, for example, is dropping in part due to Boston being a community that, under the municipal wealth formula, can pretty much pay for its schools itself.
You might also take a look at this presentation from BPS parents. While there are a few tweaks I'd make, it gives a good overview and good direction. And I'll take a look when BPS does its initial budget presentation to Boston School Committee, and pull together a post. 
And don't panic; ORGANIZE.

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