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0400/0415. Board of Superintendents

 Record Group Term
Identifier: 0400/0415
The Board, originally known as the Board of Supervisors, was created under an act of the Legislature of 1875 and comprised the Superintendent of Schools and six associates. Initially, its duties for the greater part related to the supervision and direction of the work of teachers. It was also a board for the examination and certification of candidates eligible for service in the different grades of schools. Upon the reorganization of the School Committee in 1905, the Board of Supervisors became a Board of Superintendents. Many of the administrative details which previously had been performed by subcommittees of the School Committee were transferred by the regulations to the Board of Superintendents. The development of high schools, intermediate schools, vocational and continuation schools, and the various departments greatly increased the responsibilities of the board. The board served as the field officers of the Superintendent and as an advisory body for the School Committee.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Board of Superintendents circulars

Identifier: 0415.002
Scope and Contents Notices circulated to school headmasters and principals from the Board of Superintendents, 1907-1948. Several volumes also include Board of Apportionment Circulars for 1918-1921 and 1923-1944. The Board of Apportionment was responsible for overseeing financial matters of the School Department.
Dates: 1907-1948

Board of Superintendents proceedings

Identifier: 0415.001
Scope and Contents Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Superintendents from 1907-1953.
Dates: 1907-1953

Examination papers

Identifier: 0415.003
Scope and Contents Bound volumes of examinations given to candidates for qualification as teachers in the Boston Public Schools for the years 1876-1893, 1925-30, 1932-1935, 1937-1938, 1940-1957, and 1959-1962.
Dates: 1876-1962 with gaps

Register of Boston Public School teachers and index

Identifier: 0415.005
Scope and Contents Alphabetical List of Instructors of the Boston Public Schools, 1876-1901 and Registry of Instructors, 1901-1906?.
Dates: circa 1876-1906

Teacher Qualification registers and index

Identifier: 0415.004
Scope and Contents Registers of Certificates of Qualifications of Boston Public School teachers issued by the Board of Supervisors/Superintendents/Examiners. Registers document name, address, education, previous employment, appointments, resignations and death. Also includes a card index by last name of teacher.
Dates: 1876-1949