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.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Yes! Signs in Bloom

At long last the Yes! signs are out! Hundreds of them sprouted up overnight.

If you are a supporter of the Override, you can help keep the visibility going.

Tonight (Thursday, May 29) there is a public forum on the Override at the Senior Center on Colon Street, starting at 7:30 PM. Please try to attend. The forum will also be broadcast live on BevCam (Comcast Channel 10), and replayed throughout the weekend leading up to the election.

This Saturday (May 31), there will be a sign holding event starting at 8:00 AM at the Memorial Building and spreading out along Cabot Street. Come for an hour or spend all morning. Yes! for Beverly will provide coffee and YES! signs. Kids, and homemade signs are also welcome.

And don't forget to Vote on Tuesday, June 3.

Today's Salem News talks about the signs, and also publishes a letter from Joan Sullivan and Tracey Armstrong, founders of Yes! for Beverly.

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