Back-to-School Hotline For Boston Public Schools

 Senator Brownsberger’s office received the press release below from the Boston Mayor’s Office. 

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For Immediate Release                                                      Contact:
  Monday, August 19, 2013                                   Lee McGuire | 617.635.9265
                                                                            [email protected]

Boston Public Schools back-to-school hotline up and running
Multi-lingual operators at 617-635-9046 have answered 880 calls on first three days

BOSTON – Boston Public Schools (BPS) Interim Superintendent John McDonough announced Tuesday that the back-to-school hotline (617-635-9046) is up and running. Operators have fielded 880 calls since the launch on Thursday. Multi-lingual operators are trained and ready to answer a wide variety of questions from parents and students.
 
“We are making an intentional effort to ensure we are a more customer-friendly organization,” said McDonough. “As the first day of school quickly approaches we know our families have many questions. We hope they will take advantage of the well-trained and knowledgeable staff who are ready to answer their calls.”
 
The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Beginning the first day of school (Wednesday, September 4) the hotline will expand its operating hours to 8:00am – 6:00pm. The hotline will remain available through September 13.

The first day of school for students in Grades 1-12 is Wednesday, September 4. Kindergartners begin school on Monday, September 9.
 
Families can find back-to-school information at www.bostonpublicschools.org.
 

The Boston Public Schools, the birthplace of public education in the United States,
serves more than 57,000 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students in 127 schools.

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Anne Johnson Landry
Committee Counsel and Policy Advisor
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger

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