This site aims to inform and mobilize Beverly parents to take an active role in all issues related to the funding and operation of the city's schools. It was launched in the spring of 2008, when the city saw its first-ever override attempt fail, followed by the closure of a nearly-new elementary school. Subsequent years have seen further cuts that have led to larger class sizes across the district. While the opening of an impressive new high school and plans to replace the city's aging middle school give us reason to be optimistic, the school community must be ever vigilant in demanding appropriate school funding by city and state governments, and better community communications from the district and School Committee.
Friday, March 28, 2008
This site will be the central place for information on the current school budget crisis. Please stay tuned for new announcements in this space, and links to relevant information in the left hand column. This site is sponsored by independent parent and concerned citizen groups, and is not affiliated in any way with the Beverly Public Schools or the City of Beverly.
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