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, January 13, 2010

Superintendent Focus Group Report

The district has posted the results of the Superintendent search focus groups that were held last month. It's an interesting read on the immediate priorities of the school district, as seen by the community.

The report was prepared by Ken DeBenedictis, search consultant from NESCEC (The New England School Development Council) following last month’s focus group meetings. The information contained in the report is a presentation of the qualities and characteristics the community (school and city) seeks in our next superintendent as well as issues that they perceive need to be addressed by the new superintendent in the first six months.

The Salem News ran a summary of the report last week.

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