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.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

One Week to Go

We are exactly one week out from the June 3rd Special Election and there is a lot going on with the campaign that Yes! for Beverly would like to share with the readers of Save Beverly Schools:

Yes! for Beverly needs your help in the next 7 days to win!

Here's how you can help this countdown to VICTORY on June 3rd.

Thursday, May 29, 7:00-8:30 pm
Override Forum

There is a Forum to discuss the Proposition 2½ override at the Senior Center, 90 Colon St. (doors open at 6:15pm) It is a question and answer session with both sides of the debate represented, moderated by the Salem News. PLEASE COME. Tracey Armstrong and I will represent YES! For Beverly. Elliot Margolis and Gail Burke will represent the opposition. It will also be broadcast live by BevCam on Channel 10. Questions for either side must be submitted in advance to forum@salemnews.com.

Saturday, May 31, 8:00am-Noon
Sign holding with families

We will be spreading out along Cabot Street this Saturday to show our support of passing the override. Please meet me and the rest of our YES! For Beverly Team at Memorial building parking lot. You can come for an hour or spend all morning there! We’ll have coffee and YES! signs. Kids, smiles and homemade signs are also welcome.

Monday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 3
Sign holding

We are looking for volunteers to hold YES! signs at various high visibility locations (Monday 6 – 9 am and 4 – 7 pm) and polling stations (Tuesday; all day; we’re asking for a one or two hour commitment).

Tuesday evening
Election Night Event
Please come to Cove Community Center from 7 – until the VOTES come in!

If you can help the campaign during this final push, please let me know as soon as possible: joansullivan@comcast.net or 978-927-6207.

And don’t forget to VOTE YES! On Tuesday June 3rd.

Together we will make this happen. Nothing is more important than investing in education, at any age. Please forward this to every supporter you know. Beverly is worth the investment!!

Thanks so much,
Joan Sullivan

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