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.

Monday, December 1, 2008

High School Vote Expected Tonight

The City Council is expected to vote on a final approval for the High School project tonight. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at City Hall.

The Salem News' Heard in Beverly blog also reports that a last minute injunction filed by Brait Builders, the original low-bidder on the project, was rejected this morning in Suffolk Superior Court. Brait had sought a delay on the project while they appealed the Attorney General's decision disqualifying their bid.

The City must sign a contract by Wednesday.

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