Welcome to the Boston School Committee English Language Learners Task Force site.  

    The purpose of the Task Force is to provide guidance to the Boston School Committee, the Superintendent, and Boston Public Schools (BPS) in the vision and development of a plan of action that responds to the new demographics of the BPS for students whose home language is not English.  In addition, we want to prepare the English-speaking students of the BPS to take their rightful place in a global economy with access to cultural competence and multi-lingual skills.

 The ELL Task Force met monthly for two years and sought input and recommendations from students, parents, teachers, principals, support staff and administrators as well as external partners and relevant stakeholders.  The ELL Task Force made recommendations to the Boston School Committee in March, 2011 and these recommendations were endorsed by the School Committee in June, 2011.  Since September, 2012 the Task Force has continued to act as a monitoring body that meets bi-monthly to review progress made towards implementing the recommendations.  

 If you would like more information about the ELL Task Force please contact us at bpselltaskforce@gmail.com.



Dr. Miren Uriarte                                                              

Co-Chair, ELL Task Force                                               

Member, Boston School Committee                              


Meeting Minutes

  • December 14, 2017 ELL Task Force Meeting The ELL Task Force met on December 14, 2017 to discuss the FY19 budget process, 2017 MCAS Results, the EL Longitudinal Study, and Subcommittee Updates.Roger Rice from META also ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2018, 9:01 AM by Michael Berardino
  • October 12, 2017 ELL Task Force Meeting On October 12, 2017 the ELL Task Force met to discuss:- BPS Cares/Unidos por Puerto Rico- ELL Task Force Goals and Priorities- BildBPS- OHC/Hiring of Teachers with Language ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:07 AM by Michael Berardino
  • September 28, 2017 ELL Task Force Meeting The ELL Task Force met on September 28th to discuss:- The Assistant Superintendent of OELL Search- OELL Goals- ELL Task Force Goals and Priorities
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 6:45 AM by Michael Berardino
  • June 1, 2017 ELL Task Force Meeting The ELL Task Force met on June 1st to discuss the Office of Opportunity And Achievement Gaps work with Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices and to discuss the Task Force ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2017, 9:11 AM by Michael Berardino
  • April 13, 2017 ELL Task Force Meeting The ELL Task force met on April 13th to discuss the equity analysis of the student assignment, parent engagement, and ELL-SWDS.
    Posted Jun 9, 2017, 9:05 AM by Michael Berardino
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