Boston (Mass.). School Committee
In 1789, the General Court of the Colony granted authority to “trust to appoint School Committees for the control of the Schools.” In accordance with the provisions of this act, the first School Committee for Boston was chosen October 20, 1789, “to exercise all the Powers relating to the Schools and School Masters, which the Selectmen or such Committees are authorized by the Laws of this Commonwealth on the Votes of this Town to exercise.” Under the reorganized plan of 1789, the public schools of Boston were administered by a committee consisting of twenty-one members, nine selectmen and one member from each of the twelve wards. For administrative purposes, the Board of twenty-one members was divided into various sub-committees. Sub-committees included a visiting committee, a committee to fill vacancies in the teaching staff and an examining committee.
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Includes the City's Law Department records concerning the class action suit brought by black registered voters against Boston's Mayor, City Council, School Committee, Election Commissioners and City Clerk challenging the at-large voting procedure for the election of members of the Boston School Committee. The court found in favor of the defendants.
Includes published proceedings of School Committee meetings, 1870, 1873-May 1987; verbatim transcripts of School Committee meetings, July 1936-June 1996; and School Committee board papers, September 1915-2011.
Report of the Board of Superintendents on survey report made under the auspices of the Finance Commission of the City of Boston section I school plant - safety, 1945
Includes subject files, reports, correspondence, orders etc. of the School Committee; task force records; records relating to superintendent searches, contracts, and evaluations; and miscellaneous photographs of members.
Annual reports and other documents including annual statistics, committee reports, curriculum, courses of study, etc. of the School Department. Includes School Committee annual reports, 1845-1850, 1852-1855, 1857-1963 and School Documents, 1853-1861, 1877, 1879-1905. Also includes Annals of the Primary Schools, 1818-1854; Report of Committee on Drawing, 1870-1877; Report on Accounts, 1869-1877; and budget reports.
- Collection 15
- Archival Object 8
- Public schools 7
- Schools 6
- Litigation 5
- School management and organization 4
- Education, Bilingual 3
- Elections 2
- Junior high schools 2
- School integration 2
- African Americans 1
- Annual reports 1
- Busing for school integration 1
- Cocoanut Grove (Boston, Mass.) -- Fire, 1942 1
- Contracts 1
- Correspondence 1
- Democracy 1
- Discrimination in education 1
- Education -- Curricula 1
- Grants-in-aid 1
- Hispanic Americans 1
- Mayors -- Election 1 + ∧ less