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, November 30, 2010

City Council & School Committtee to Meet Thursday

There will be a joint City Council and School Committee meeting this Thursday at the Hannah School. The meeting is one of an occasional series of joint sessions where the two bodies can discuss issues of concern to both the city and the schools.

School Committee President Annemarie Cesa tell us that the agenda for the meeting includes Buildings & Grounds consolidation, the turf field proposal at BHS, community learning grant at BHS, special education updates, and details on the district's strategic plan.

The meeting begins at 7pm and the public is urged to attend.

12/1 UPDATE: Today's Salem News has more details on the agenda for the meeting.

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