Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 4/11/18

Boston Public Schools

We welcome the children of this city into the Boston Public Schools, where effective teaching and learning prepare all of our students to achieve at high levels, and where the entire community works together to focus on children.

Laura Perille, Interim Superintendent
Boston Public Schools is entering Year 2 of BuildBPS, the District’s 10-year educational and facilities master plan. BuildBPS will transform the way the District and the City plan, build, and renovate school facilities. Boston is on track for its planned $1 billion investment in schools over the next 10 years, with $730 million coming from City borrowing. In FY18, the City will invest nearly $100 million in Boston Public School facilities and technology.

FY19 Major Initiatives

  • The new $73 million Dearborn STEM 6-12 Academy will open to students in September 2019. The City and District have partnered with the MSBA in the development and funding of this new school.
  • The City will begin final design and site work on the new $124 million Boston Arts Academy building, funded in partnership with the MSBA.
  • Kitchen upgrades at 25 schools located in East Boston, Mattapan, and Roxbury will occur this summer to enable implementation of the “My Way Café”, an innovative fresh food program that will launch in early fall 2018 in partnership with the Shah Family Foundation
  • Through the BuildBPS 21st Century Fund, every school will choose from among new technology and comfortable, moveable furniture options that promote learner-centric programs, and provide greater flexibility in current and future learning spaces.
  • Funding has been set aside for future projects coming out of the BuildBPS engagement process and accelerated repair partnerships with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).
  • BPS will continue upgrading school building security with expanded card access systems, re-keying doors, installing cameras at entrances and other critical areas, installing motion detectors, and other related improvements.

Boston Public Schools - Active Projects


Category Project Location Status FY19 Projected Total
Education Access Improvements at Henderson Inclusion Upper School Phase II Dorchester In Construction 1,970,172 4,075,000
Education Accreditation Improvements at Various Schools Various neighborhoods Annual Program 450,000 2,800,000
Education Boston Arts Academy Fenway/Kenmore In Design 23,741,333 124,755,412
Education Brighton High School Locker Rooms Allston/Brighton New Project 280,000 2,800,000
Education BuildBPS: Capital Maintenance Citywide Annual Program 1,050,000 16,546,742
Education BuildBPS: MSBA ARP Reserve Citywide Annual Program 362,766 64,229,699
Education BuildBPS: Reserve for Future Projects Citywide Annual Program 15,600,000 135,303,970
Education BuilldBPS: 21st Century Schools Fund Citywide In Design 13,000,000 13,000,000
Education Carter School South End To Be Scheduled 800,000 1,600,000
Education Curley K-8 School Jamaica Plain New Project 84,000 840,000
Education Dearborn 6-12 STEM / Early College Academy Roxbury In Construction 1,000,000 73,498,295
Education Edwards Roof Charlestown New Project 66,150 661,500
Education Electrical Improvements at 4 Schools Various neighborhoods New Project 121,240 1,289,400
Education Eliot School at 585 Commercial Street North End In Construction 10,406,000 35,600,000
Education Fire Alarm Improvements at 4 Schools Various neighborhoods New Project 125,000 1,200,000
Education Henderson Inclusion Lower School Windows Dorchester New Project 135,000 1,350,000
Education Horace Mann / Jackson Mann School Windows Allston/Brighton New Project 735,614 7,356,140
Education Josiah Quincy Upper School Chinatown New Project 250,000 1,200,000
Education Madison Park Complex Building #4 Locker Rooms Roxbury To Be Scheduled 480,000 6,300,450
Education Madison Park VTHS Building 4 Roof Roxbury New Project 261,450 2,614,500
Education My Way Cafe Kitchen Program Various neighborhoods New Project 3,000,000 3,000,000
Education Roof or Boiler Replacements at 5 Schools Various neighborhoods In Construction 0 9,802,181
Education Roof or Boiler Replacements at 6 Schools Various neighborhoods In Construction 8,886,161 14,915,465
Education School Yard Improvements Citywide Annual Program 150,000 6,517,000
Education School Yard Improvements at Sumner School Roslindale In Design 782,000 1,077,000
Education Security Related Improvements at Various Schools Citywide In Construction 2,916,500 5,000,000
Education Technology Infrastructure II Citywide Annual Program 4,000,000 24,000,000
Education Window Replacements at 7 Schools Various neighborhoods In Construction 0 29,943,163
Department total 90,653,386 591,275,917