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, June 12, 2008

Early Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that tonight's School Committee meeting will start at 5:00 at the Memorial Building.

The Committee will further discuss the details of the 5-school plan, and recent redistricting documents that were released by Dr. Hayes.

Committee member Jim Latter has also stated that he will "ask the committee to reconsider" its initial vote approving the 5-school plan.

The Committee plans to vote on a budget based on one of the plans, which will then be presented to the City Council by Dr. Hayes on Monday night.

Also a request. Many readers of this blog have come to expect a post-meeting report. We plan to do so tonight as well, but will not be able to attend personally. If you plan to attend, and would like to send your report, or impressions of what went on, please
email it to us immediately following the meeting, and we will attempt to prepare a consensus report of what went on.

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