The November 3, 2021 East Boston Times article by John Lynds, “James Otis Elementary School receives the Thomas W. Payzant School on the Move Prize”, spotlights Otis Elementary School in East Boston as the 16th annual School on the Move Prize winner. From the article:
“The entire BPS community is proud of the James Otis Elementary School for this well-deserved recognition,” said BPS Superintendent Dr. Brenda Cassellius. “All three of the finalist schools work hard every day to create positive learning environments that support student growth and build positive relationships among teachers, families and communities. As we continue to promote equity and excellence throughout the district, we look forward to learning from the James Otis Elementary School’s accomplishments and implementing their positive practices across our schools.”
The Kennedy and New Mission High School in Hyde Park will both receive $30,000 for being finalists. This amount for finalists increased from $10,000 to $30,000 due to an anonymous donations this year to the prize.