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

  • 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
  • October 6, 2016 ELL Task Force Meeting The ELL Task Force met on October 6. 2016. The meeting focused on the following topics: Strategic Implementation Plan OELL Updates EL Longitudinal Study UpdatesUpdates on Translations and Interpretations ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2016, 6:41 AM by Michael Berardino
  • June 8 ELL Task Force Presentation to Boston School Committee On June 8th, the ELL Task Force presented to the Boston School Committee reporting on the progress of the ELL Task Force over the school year and anticipated next steps
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 8:38 AM by Michael Berardino
  • June 16, 2016 English Language Learner Task Force Meeting On June 16th, the ELL Task Force held the final meeting of the school year. The agenda included:- OELL Master Plan- Student Assignment and Enrollment- Evaluation of ELL Task Force ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 8:27 AM by Michael Berardino
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