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.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Council Will Approve Override Vote

The Salem News reports today that all nine city councilors say that they will vote in favor of allowing a special Proposition 2½ Override election. The council meeting starts tonight at 7:00 and will be televised by BevCam on Comcast Channel 10.

2 comments:

Julie D said...

Tracey Armstrong is an asset to this city! I am so proud to call her a friend and to be part of a history-making moment in Beverly! We should all thank Tracey for her passion and commitment and we should all be proud for presenting a unified and intelligent response to a horrible situation. No matter what the outcome, this was a great night. Beverly is worth it!

wkyrouz said...

Amen! Great work Tracey and everyone else who has contributed to this effort.