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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ask The Governor

Tune in, or better yet, call in to “Ask the Governor” with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on WTKK (96.9 FM), tomorrow (Thursday), April 3 between 1 and 2 p.m. They will broadcast live with Governor Patrick, and take listener questions.

Could be a good opportunity to let the Governor know what you think about the $2.67 school budget shortfall, and ask him what the state can do to help alleviate the budget deficit in Beverly and other such communities in Massachusetts.

2 comments:

jhall said...

One Hannah parent got through to the Governor & asked a question about what the state could do generally for cities and towns that were in our situation. The Governor discussed various options that he was working on, including the state health care plan that cities can buy into to save money. You can hear the clip here The question starts at about 8 minutes in.

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