​How to create or re-enable a Sponsored Account

Any staff with access to Peoplesoft HCM or Financials can create a sponsored account (formerly called "x accounts") for an intern, contractor, or other volunteer using the instructions below. This pr…


Do I have a virus or malware on my computer?

If you suspect that you have a virus on your computer, immediately turn the computer off and contact the BPS Technology Help Desk (617-635-9200) to discuss next steps.. Here are the top 10 signs that…


Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365

Frequently Asked Questions. Q. Why does my new L4L not have Microsoft Office applications installed already? Your new L4L has a faster, more reliable solid state drive; however, that comes with a tra…

Rhianon Gutierrez
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How to access EdPlan

EasyIEP/EdPlan can be accessed via Clever or at This tool is managed by the Office of Special Education. If you need access, please submit this form. You may als…

Judi Vellucci
Updated by Judi Vellucci

How to change your last name and BPS email address

This article will take you through the process of changing your name and email address. This process is automated but we strongly recommend coordinating with Sean McMahon (smcmahon@bostonpublicschool…

Sean McMahon
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How to enable/disable a Sponsored Account

How to enable/disable a Sponsored Account. If you have an urgent need to disable an account, please send an email to networkaccess@. If this is an employee, please Cc: your Human Capital representati…


How to login (or reset your password) for the DESE Security Portal

DESE has updated the Security Portal in August of 2023 and all user accounts require registration before logging in. If you did not register prior to the change, please reach out to one of the follow…

Mark Racine
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How to request access to PeopleSoft

Access to PeopleSoft Financials is requested through the BPS Business Office. Please use this form to request access. For further information please contact Patrick Dietz (pdietz@bostonpublicschools.…

Mark Racine
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I Am Getting "You Have Successfully Logged Out" Message When Signing into Peoplesoft Financials.

If a user gets the message "you have successfully logged out" when trying to sign in to PSFN, please check in View User Information in ABP to see if the FN account is disabled. BPS Financial Liaison…


Installing Office 365

Microsoft will be discontinuing our licensing plan on August 1st, 2024 and moving to a browser-only license. This means that any desktop programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) will only be accessible via…

Kevin Arias
Updated by Kevin Arias

New Employee Guide

We want to make your entry to BPS as smooth as possible so we put together a guide with the most common questions you might have. If you have any questions about the items below or something that is…


Staff Passwords: How to reset/change

Your BPS Password is valid for 1 year (365 days). *Expiration notifications will come from "" (up to 30 days in advance). You can change your password multiple ways: Login to…

Judi Vellucci
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What is the BPS Acceptable Use Policy?

Boston Public Schools. 2019-2020 Guidelines for Implementation of Acceptable Use Policy for Digital Information, Communication, and Technology Resources ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY AND GUIDELINES. Guidelin…

Geraldine Conley
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