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.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Public Forum on Override to be Held

The Salem News and BevCam will sponsor a forum on the Proposition 2½ Override featuring representatives for Yes! for Beverly and the anti-override group Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility. Salem News Editorial Page Editor Nelson Benton and local attorney Scott Houseman will serve as moderators.

The forum will be held:
Thursday, May 29
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Senior Community Center
90 Colon St.

The public is invited to attend the forum, which will also be broadcast live on BevCam (Comcast Channel 10) and shown throughout the weekend leading up to the June 3 election.

Questions can be e-mailed in advance to forum@salemnews.com.