As Brenda Cassellius takes over as the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools, she won’t be working alongside a cabinet-level aide to the mayor. Mayor Marty Walsh said Friday that he won’t appoint another “education chief” for the foreseeable future.
Walsh said the position makes less sense today than it did in 2014, as he first took office.
“When I ran for mayor of Boston, there was a lot going on,” Walsh said, including his campaign promise for universal pre-kindergarten and the district-wide facilities overhaul now known as ‘BuildBPS.’ As he took office, Walsh said he anticipated that he’d need to work to establish a more collaborative relationship between public, private and charter schools.
“In the past, I’d felt