We've launched a new Twitter feed, @savbeverlysch, that we plan to use, not only to alert readers to new full-length posts on this site, but also to share all types of information that might be of interest to our readers, but might not be worthy of a full post, or short news items which we'd like to get out in a more timely manner.
This information might include notes on Beverly politics, information on the state budget, tweets from education advocacy groups such as Stand for Children etc. The most recent 5 posts will appear in the far right sidebar, or if you are a user of Twitter, follow us there for the full feed.
We monitor a variety of relevant Twitter accounts related to education, politics, and local issues, and will retweet anything that might be of interest to the Beverly school community. If you know of any other feeds that you think would be relevant for us to follow, please let us know.
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.