Another example of Boston University’s involvement with the public schools is the Chelsea Partnership. In June 1989, Boston University accepted the invitation of the Chelsea School Committee to manage the Chelsea Public Schools under a unique ten-year partnership agreement. By unanimous vote of the Chelsea School Committee in 1997, that agreement was extended an additional five years. In June 2002, the School Committee once again voted to invite Boston University to extend the partnership, that time through June 2008. During the partnership, Boston University provided managerial and educational expertise to oversee and rebuild an entire urban school system and to construct a model for the reform of urban education. The challenges faced by the partnership in Chelsea were typical of those faced in many economically disadvantaged urban areas throughout the United States. At the conclusion of the Partnership, the City of Chelsea has an entirely new set of schools serving all grade levels, a coherent curriculum aligned with state standards, a highly skilled and motivated teaching staff, and ample opportunities for community engagement, all serving to provide students with opportunities that had not been available to a prior generation.