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, February 1, 2010

Scanlon Delivers State of the City Tonight

Mayor Scanlon will deliver the annual State of the City address tonight at City Hall. With the release last week of the Financial Forcasting Committee's report showing a $3.75 million budget gap for FY11, and Dr. Hayes announcement Thursday night that the schools are showing a $3 million gap for next year, fiscal issues should be the most pressing topic.

Today's Salem News has a report card on the Mayor's priorities as stated in last year's address.

The address will take place tonight at City Hall as part of the regular City Council meeting, which starts at 7:00 pm. It will be shown live on BevCam (Channel 10).

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