External Advisory Committee

In his January 2012 State of the City address, Mayor Thomas M. Menino directed the Superintendent “to appoint a citywide group of dedicated individuals” to support the integrity of the community engagement process and to provide feedback to the district on proposed school choice plans as they are developed. The External Advisory Committee (EAC) has been working hard to fulfill this charge.

Through the leadership of co-chairs Dean Hardin Coleman and Helen Dájer, the EAC has focused its work into three subcommittees: Community Engagement, Data, and Defining Quality & Equitable Access.

To promote transparency and broad civic engagement, documents and data being provided to the EAC are available here. We encourage you to:

The public is welcome at any EAC meeting or Subcommittee meeting, posted on our Get Involved page.


Please note: We’ve recently made some small changes to the website. The content is the same but hopefully easier to find and give feedback on. If you can’t find something that used to be on this page, please email us at choice@bostonpublicschools.org.