The Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP) Board is responsible for stewarding the SEZP vision and providing oversight for the SEZP 501c3 and leadership, along with key policy decisions. The Board establishes the vision and strategic direction for the SEZP, evaluates the Co-Executive Directors, approves a performance framework for the schools, changes to school configurations, annual non-profit and school budgets, and other key organizational policies as needed.
The SEZP Board of Directors is comprised of the Mayor of Springfield, the Superintendent of the Springfield Public Schools, the Springfield Public Schools Committee Vice-Chairman, and four other members appointed by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership Board members include:
Chair of the Board of Directors of the SEZP, Chris Gabrieli