For Immediate Release
September 20, 2013
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Mayor's Press Office
Applications are being accepted for the vacancy and the two expiring seats on the Boston School Committee. Alfreda Harris recently resigned after serving 20 years on the Committee. The terms of Mary Tamer and Dr. Harding Coleman will expire the end of this year.
Boston School Committee members are appointed to serve four-year staggered terms. When vacancies exist, the Mayor selects members from a list of candidates recommended by a Citizens Nominating Panel composed of parents, teachers, principals, and representatives of the business and higher education communities. Under the state legislation that established the appointed School Committee, “the Mayor shall strive to appoint individuals who reflect the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the city.”
Boston residents who are interested in applying to the Boston School Committee must submit an application by 1:00 p.m. on October 11, 2013. Applications are available at www.cityofboston.gov or at www.bostonpublicschools.org.