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 28, 2008

Override Funding Hearing & Vote Tonight

The City Council will vote tonight on funding the special override election. There will be an opportunity for the public to speak on the issue before the vote.

Earlier this month, the Council unanimously approved holding the special election, but a separate vote and public hearing is required to approve the funding. It will take place in the City Council chambers at City Hall at 8:00 pm.

BevCam (Comcast Channel 10) will carry this live.