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, December 10, 2008

State of the Schools

This year's State of the Schools will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2009. The presentation will include a review and forecast of the projects, highlights and issues in the Beverly Public Schools

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Coffee & Refreshments

7:30 – 9:00 pm:
Speakers, including Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jim Hayes; Mayor Bill Scanlon; State Representative Mary Grant; School Committee President Annemarie Cesa; and a representative from Citywide PTO; Keynote speaker: Debra O’Connor, Director of Special Education & Pupil Services

Location: Briscoe Middle School Auditorium

This is your opportunity to hear and meet with your school and elected officials.

Snow Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009