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

  • 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
  • April 4, 2017 ELL Task Force Meeting The ELL Task Force met on April 4th to discuss the programming for Cape Verdean ELLs in the district.
    Posted Jun 9, 2017, 8:50 AM by Michael Berardino
  • February 2, 2017 ELL Task Force Meeting The ELL Task Force met on Feb 2, 2017 to discuss- BPS Instructional Paper- Updates and Discussion with Office of Human Capital- Updates on Dual Language Programs- ELL Task Force ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 2:13 PM by Michael Berardino
  • December 1, 2016 English Language Learner Task Force Meeting The ELL Task Force met on December 2 to discuss:- The development of the FY18 budget and Weighted Student Formula- Review of 2016 PARCC/MCAS results- Overview of ELL data ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 8:33 AM by Michael Berardino
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