Last updated: 7/1/18
Scaling Successful District-Wide Programs
BPS is investing in initiatives to close opportunity and achievement gaps.
Schools as the Great Equalizer
Learn about the targeted research-backed investments BPS will make in FY18.
The City will invest $1 billion to modernize Boston's public school infrastructure. See how.
Early Childhood Education
Data shows BPS prekindergarten attendees outperform their peers. Learn how.
City Budget Priorities
Public Safety for a Growing City
Boston is investing in initiatives to to meet the public safety needs of a growing City.
Transformational Investments in Streets and Transportation
The FY19 budget invests in making sure city streets are clean and safe.
Improving and Expanding Addiction Services
Boston is expanding prevention and recovery services for young people.
Equity, Diversity, and Mobility
Boston is working to advance racial equity, diversity, and economic mobility.
Preparing for Climate Change
Boston is reducing energy consumption and preparing for climate change.
Centralized and Fixed Costs
Health care costs are contained through savings initiatives but continue to grow. Learn more.
Pensions, Debt Service, and Other Fixed Costs
Pensions, debt service, and other fixed costs consume 20% of the budget growth.
Financial and Performance Management
The City practies data-driven decision making at all levels. Learn about the results.
CityScore Improves Services
CityScore informs the Mayor, managers, and the public about performance.
Boston’s expanding economy is generating growing revenue to support investments in city neighborhoods.
Property Tax Revenue
Property tax, due to rising new growth and stagnant state aid, is a larger part of Boston’s revenue.
State Revenue and Assessments
Revenue from the State has been declining as a share of recurring revenue.
The City relies on two sources of non-recurring revenue for non-recurring expenditures.