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 14, 2008

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 14
Special City Council Meeting
Beverly City Hall, 3rd Floor, 8:30 PM

  • Mayor Scanlon will address the Council
  • BevCam (Comcast Channel 10) will televise live

Wednesday, April 16
School Committee Public Meeting
Memorial Building, 501 Cabot St., 6:30 PM

  • The School Committee will answer questions about the current proposal.
  • Please submit questions to Dr. Hayes at or Annemarie Cesa at by Tuesday 4/15 by 8 a.m.
  • BevCam (Comcast Channel 10) will televise live

Monday, April 28
Public Hearing on funding the special election
Beverly City Hall, 3rd Floor, 8:00 PM

Tuesday, June 3
Special Override Election

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