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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

School Committee Meeting Tonight

Sorry for the late notice. We just got confirmation on this.

There will be a school committee meeting tonight at 7:00 pm at Memorial to discuss the budget, redistricting, further cuts, and possibly vote.

Details are sketchy, but we hear that the committee has been asked to come with $300-$500 in suggested cuts to balance the budget. Dr. Hayes may be presenting a redistricting plan.

Monday, June 16 – Dr. Hayes will present school budget to City Council

Monday, June 23 – Public Hearing on City Budget (City Council Meeting) Public can speak.

More details on these meetings to come.