May Message From the President

Greetings BASAS Members,

This has been a challenging week both nationwide and districtwide on top of a pandemic that has vastly impacted our lives personally and professionally.

We are shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic incident that took place on Tuesday at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. There are no words to summarize our collective grief over this unthinkable and all too common occurrence. Together we send heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families, and community, as well as educators nationwide supporting and ensuring our children are safe and protected from unacceptable violence! BASAS extends its heartfelt condolences to the victims and families. 

We are outraged districtwide with the publication of a "blistering" state review. We will continue the fight against receivership of the Boston Public Schools, as state receivership has shown to be ineffective and more bureaucratic; increasing disillusionment among administrative leaders. Today BASAS administrators are dealing with a dizzying array of challenges, in fact a recent nationwide survey revealed that a quarter of administrators plan to leave their district in two to three years! Our profession needs to become rewarding again. The road to state takeover and receivership will never accomplish the goal of a rewarding and STABLE administrative career essential to success in any school district! 

This past Wednesday the Superintendent and School Committee addressed the review. Visit DESE Review Update for the slidedeck summary and additional resources. 

The upcoming Memorial Holiday is a reflective holiday. A day to give thanks and reflect on the many sacrifices made by present and past generations to protect and preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. Wishing you and yours a peaceful holiday weekend. God bless the United States of America!

Regards,

Dom Sacchetti, BASAS President