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.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Override Election Approved

On Monday night, Beverly’s City Council voted to place the override question on the ballot.

The YES! FOR BEVERLY group will hold an organizational meeting this coming Sunday night, April 13, at 7:30 pm at the First Baptist Church gym, 221 Cabot Street, Beverly.

This is a meeting for people who are willing to work to make the override a reality. YES! FOR BEVERLY urges you to attend and to invite anyone you know who is willing to pitch in to make sure a Prop. 2½ override is approved.

Visit the YES! FOR BEVERLY web site for more details, or contact Joan Sullivan at to volunteer.


Bill said...

I cannot attend the meetings, but I am willing to help. Please contact me at (The volunteer link didn't seem to work).
Also, can you please tell me if the override vote by the public needs a simple majority to pass?
Thank you for all your work.
Bill McDonough

jhall said...

You should contact YES! FOR BEVERLY directly. The Volunteer Link now goes directly to their website.

I believe it is a simple majority.

Thanks for helping.