For the third time, this is being billed as the meeting where the School Committee will vote... on something.
According to the Beverly Citizen, "The Committee could vote on the plan and continue the budget, vote on both or vote on neither, continuing the discussion to another meeting."
And according to the Salem News, "School Committee members will hash out the details [of both plans] and eventually someone will move to vote on one of the plans. If it doesn't pass, they'll vote on the other plan. If neither passes, 'I'll lock the doors until we agree on something. We have to come to a consensus.' School Committee President Annemarie Cesa says"
The meeting is scheduled to be held at the Memorial Building, Room 164 at 7:30 pm Tuesday, May 20 (it was originally scheduled for Monday, but had to be moved due to a scheduling conflict). Keep an eye out for updates on the location, because there have been mixed reports.
Currently BevCam is not planning to televise live, but will tape and air on Wednesday at noon.
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.