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.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Joint Council Meeting

On Tuesday, May 6th, the Beverly School Committee and the City Council will hold their annual Joint Council Meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the North Beverly Elementary School. The public is welcome.

There is also another public hearing on the budget, scheduled for the week of May 12th (day and time to be confirmed) in the Beverly High School auditorium, and a regular school committee meeting on Wednesday, May 14th in the City Council chambers at City Hall. There are also several Committee of the Whole and other subcommittee meetings scheduled during May. The School Committee schedule has recently been updated, and is available here.

Further details on all of these meetings to come.

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