BPS ’22 budget increases services

Boston Public Schools unveiled its budget $1.3 billion Feb. 3 at a virtual press conference, and later that night at the Boston School Committee meeting.

BPS is banking on $36 million in new funding in the city’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget.

“This budget proposal represents our largest ever investment in our schools,” Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said during the School Committee meeting. “And it provides the needed wraparound services and supports for our children, such as… social workers for every school, among many other investments, and the entire budget is grounded in our principles of returning strong and recovering.”

In addition to funding from the city, the BPS budget proposal includes $123 million in federal funding allocated two years ago that schools can use through 2023, and previous city funding allotted through BuildBPS, the district’s $1 billion 10-year investment plan.

The budget’s three phases —Return, Recover and Reimagine — all focus


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