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, March 24, 2009

FY10 Budget to be Presented

Dr. Hayes will be presenting a revised draft budget for FY10 to the School Committee at its meeting of the Whole scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) evening. The revenue picture for the City and the School District has altered significantly since the first draft of the proposed budget was presented in November and since it's previous revision in January.

While the district is still awaiting definitive revenue numbers from the Commonwealth, this latest draft of the proposed budget will give everyone some idea of the challenges we expect to have before us.

The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room in the Memorial Building.