There is a regular School Committee meeting tonight at City Hall that seems to have slipped many people's notice.
The meeting is not primarily budget related, but there will be a report/update on the budget. And, as with all regular city hall meetings, citizens are invited to comment on non-agenda or agenda items, including the budget.
This is most likely the only time for citizens to comment in a public forum before the May 27th public hearing. If you wish to speak, you should arrive shortly before the meeting and check in with the school committee secretary who will place your name on a list.
The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 in the City Council chambers, and will be televised by BevCam.
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.