Key moments in history of Madison Park High School
November 1966 – Madison Park complex plans unveiled; called “salvation” of Boston school system.
September 1977 – After years of delays, Madison Park opens.
September 1980 – Humphrey Occupational Resource Center opens.
May 1986 – School Committee votes to merge Madison Park and Humphrey Center, citing low enrollment.
June 1988 – State says Madison Park should become an independent vocational school system
March 1989 – Madison Park placed on probation.
December 1990 – State votes to end eight of 26 programs, including automotive mechanics, plumbing, and electrical instruction.
June 1991 – State withdraws plans to end programs, citing improvements.
January 1992 – Mayor Flynn unveils proposal to grant Madison Park independence.
May 27, 1992 – Student protest erupts over Flynn’s plan, disrupting news conference. NAACP president and School Committee chairman clash.
May 1996 – Globe editorial praises improvements at Madison Park.
August 2000 – Parents stage three-day sit-in over the appointment of Chuck McAfee as headmaster.
January 2012 – Mayor Menino launches effort to overhaul Madison Park.
May 2012 – Teachers approve plan to turn Madison Park into an innovation school.
August/September 2012 – Turnaround hits glitch; last-minute hiring of key administrators, including acting headmaster.
February 2013 – Acting headmaster placed on leave, amid federal probe. Students protest.
Fall 2013 – Controversy ensues over appointing Diane Ross Gary as headmaster
March 2014 – Overhaul flagging, city appoints intervention team.
June 2014 – Intervention team issues recommendations, including ousting headmaster and creating an independent school.
August 2014 – Madison Park races to hire nearly 60 teachers and administrators.
Sept. 4 – School opens with no schedules for students and teachers.
Sept. 13 – Headmaster resigns.
Sept. 19 – State says it might declare Madison Park “underperforming,’’ citing low MCAS scores
SOURCE: Globe archivesJames Vaznis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @globevaznis.