We know that many of you are working very hard on the Override campaign, but remember that whatever plan the School Committee approves, will be the one that is implemented should the Override fail.
While people made their views on both plans very clear at last week's meeting, we hear that the Committee members have heard almost no word from their constituents since the Mayor's plan was made public. With all the recent debate over whose numbers to believe (see here and here), it's very important that they, and the public have confidence in the numbers before they vote on either plan. Please take a minute to contact your School Committee Representative before tonight, and let them know your opinion.
Here is a link to our original post containing the School Committee contact info.
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.