Word from the School Committee is that finalists have been chosen for the new Superintendent interviews. The public can attend (but not speak at) the next sessions, which will be held Tuesday at 5:30pm and Thursday at 6:30pm at the Memorial Building. Your input was most valuable at the Focus Groups, and it will be essential to maintain vigilance over these final steps. Candidates will also be visiting our schools so keep an ear to the ground for a visit near you!
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.