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.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ins and Outs

We are still awaiting a complete copy of last night's handouts, but we got our hands on this one stat of kids districted in, and kids districted out of all the schools. According to this, Cove had no net gain of students, while the other schools averaged about 50 additional students each.

  • COVE - 58 in, 58 out (NO NET GAIN)
  • CENTERVILLE - 51 in, 1 out (50 ADDED)
  • HANNAH - 88 in, 35 out (53 ADDED)
  • AYERS - 120 in, 65 out (55 ADDED)
  • NORTH BEVERLY - 95 in, 42 out (53 ADDED)
Hopefully the full handout will clarify.

UPDATE: The Citizen has also just posted it's report on the meeting with a slightly larger version of the map.

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