Whichever way the vote goes, they need to remember that "It's the class sizes, stupid!" The debate within the community overall is not "How to save Cove," or "How to save McKeown." Both plans seem to split the same number of elementary, kindergarten, and preschool kids between the same five schools.
The overriding problem is 30 kids in a class. The most recent enrollment projections clearly show that. Take the Mayor's newly found money, and find a way to solve that, and we'll be making progress.
The meeting details are as follows:
501 Cabot St.,
The meeting will NOT be televised live on BevCam, but will be taped and aired tomorrow at noon. So, if you want to see it live, you need to attend.
7:30 AM Update: As if we needed any, more drama has just been added to tonight's meeting with today's Salem News' lede story "Tape Catches Mayor Saying Superintendent 'Lying Through his Teeth'"