A reminder that Superintendent Marie Galinski will deliver a presentation to the City Council Tuesday night on the current year's budget shortage.
Stand for Children: Beverly, and other local school activists plan to attend, and we encourage all other concerned citizens to show their support of the schools by attending. With continuing cuts to local aid and special education reimbursements from the State, and rapidly rising costs in mandated areas of the budget, its more important than ever to push for full support of the schools from city leaders.
The meeting is at 7:00 in council chambers at City Hall, and is expected to be televised live on 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.