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New head of Boston Public Schools expected to be selected Wednesday – Boston 25 News



BOSTON — The Boston School Committee is expected to select the city’s next superintendent of public schools on Wednesday.

The committee will choose between Mary Skipper, the current Superintendent of Somerville Public Schools, and Dr. Tommy Welch, the Region 1 School Superintendent in Boston.

Skipper and Welch were announced as finalists for the position earlier this month after a search panel was formed earlier this year to find a replacement for Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, Dr. Brenda Cassellius, when she announced plans to resign after three years as leader of the state’s largest school system.

The two candidates participated in public interview processes last week.

The expected announcement comes after city leaders and state education officials reached a last-minute agreement to avoid an “underperforming” designation and a state takeover of the troubled public school system.

The agreement includes pledges by the city to implement immediate improvement efforts in several key areas, including services for English learners and special education students, safety, and transportation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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