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Members of the Boston School Committee confer during a meeting
[School Committee is divided in support for Laval Wilson]
Original Airdate: 2/15/1989

Length: 00:03:24
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that the Boston School Committee is deeply divided over whether to renew the contract of Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools). Vaillancourt's report includes footage from a School Committee meeting at which members discuss Wilson's contract renewal. John O'Bryant (Boston School Committee) says that he refuses to watch Wilson be lynched by members of the Committee who do not respect his professionalism. Vaillancourt talks about Wilson's record as superintendent. She notes that some members are opposed to renewing his contract. Vaillancourt speculates on how each member of the Committee will vote and quotes John Nucci (Boston School Committee) as saying that Wilson's prospects look "gloomy." Vaillancourt reports accusations that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has been lobbying against Wilson. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of the School Committee meeting and footage of School Committee members conferring with one another about Wilson's contract.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 6327   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102987 
VHS cassette 105327 
Betacam cassette 105344 
digital betacam cassette 105343 

Subject : Keywords
School boards
School superintendents

Subject : Personal Names
Browne, Abigail
Burke, Daniel
Cappucci, Robert
Davis-Mullen, Peggy
Flynn, Raymond
Grady, John
Nucci, John
O'Bryant, John
O'Reilly, Thomas
Vaillancourt, Meg
Wade, Juanita
Walsh-Tomasini, Rita
Wilson, Dr. Laval

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Committee

Type : Genre
News - Television

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