The Wednesday vote won't be the final vote on the budget, but will signal where the full School Committee stands on the plan. With the community group's support, this plan seems to be the only viable option left on the table, short of voter approval of the override.
Tonight's Joint Council Meeting will be at 7:00 pm at North Beverly Elementary School. Wednesday's School Committee meeting is at 7:30 in Room 164 of the Memorial Building. Both meetings are open to the public.
UPDATE: While the Salem News reported that the Committee was "poised" to vote Wednesday, we have not been able to confirm that they will.
Items reported to be on the agenda tonight:
- "News" from Dr. Hayes
- Jim Latter will speak about the special committee's findings
- City Solicitor will report about the School Committee's legal obligation to submit a balanced budget to the City Council
Items reported to be on tomorrow's agenda
- Discussion (and possible vote) on elementary reconfiguration plan
- Discussion of what will happen if the override passes
- Budget Draft update
BevCam will NOT carry Tuesday's meeting live, but plans to tape and run it Wednesday at 7:00. There are currently no plans to cover Wednesday's meeting.