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Boston (Mass.). School Committee

 Organization

Historical note

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 8 Collections and/or Records:

A Handbook on the Principles of American Democracy (Revised), 1948

 Item — Publications: 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Publications produced by the Boston School Department. Includes Code of Discipline, contracts, handbooks, newsletters, reports, plans, etc.
Dates: Other: 1948

Administration Building, School Committee, 15 Beacon Street, Boston, 1924 October 7

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 0403002_002
Scope and Contents From the Series: Collection of photographs of Boston Public School buildings. Most photographs show exterior views of buildings. A small number include interior views.
Dates: 1924 October 7

Members of the school committee of the town and city of Boston, 1942

 Item — Publications: 1
Scope and Contents From the Series: Publications produced by the Boston School Department. Includes Code of Discipline, contracts, handbooks, newsletters, reports, plans, etc.
Dates: 1942

Organization and Administration of Junior High Schools in Boston, 1957

 Item — Publications: 6
Scope and Contents From the Series: Publications produced by the Boston School Department. Includes Code of Discipline, contracts, handbooks, newsletters, reports, plans, etc.
Dates: Other: 1957

Organization and Administration of Junior High Schools in Boston, 1963

 Item — Publications: 7
Scope and Contents From the Series: Publications produced by the Boston School Department. Includes Code of Discipline, contracts, handbooks, newsletters, reports, plans, etc.
Dates: Other: 1963

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

 Item — Publications: 4
Scope and Contents From the Series: Publications produced by the Boston School Department. Includes Code of Discipline, contracts, handbooks, newsletters, reports, plans, etc.
Dates: Other: 1945

Voluntary Lau Compliance Plan, 1985 Revised

 Item — Publications: PB 044
Scope and Contents From the Series: Publications produced by the Boston School Department. Includes Code of Discipline, contracts, handbooks, newsletters, reports, plans, etc.
Dates: 1985 Revised

Voluntary Lau Compliance Plan, 1992 Revised

 Item — Publications: PB 044
Scope and Contents From the Series: Publications produced by the Boston School Department. Includes Code of Discipline, contracts, handbooks, newsletters, reports, plans, etc.
Dates: 1992 Revised