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.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Join the Sign Rally

The new photo (courtesy of Julie DeSilva) at the top of the page shows McKeown students gathered this afternoon to show their support for the YES! campaign. They will be out in force at tomorrow's s (Saturday's) sign chain with these homemade signs!

All supporters and their families are invited to join the sign chain. Meet at the Memorial Building anytime after 8:00 AM to get your sign. Or have your kids make their own. We will be spreading out along Cabot street as far as we can. Come for an hour, or spend all morning, and show your support.

6/1 UPDATE: The sign rally was a big success. Supporters with YES! signs stretched from Shaw's in North Beverly all the way downtown along Cabot Street. From our vantage point, the reception from passersby was overwhelmingly positive. Here are some photos courtesy of Tracey Armstrong.