The School Committee will meet and hear a presentation from Superintendent Galinski on the results of the recent Budget Shortfall Survey at this week's regular meeting. The Wednesday night meeting at City Hall starts at 7:00 and will be televised live on BevCam.
We also hope to hear an update on the numbers regarding the FY12 budget, which were last discussed at the Committee of the Whole meeting in February. While the figures at that point didn't look as bad as most expected, many of the underlying numbers from the state were thought to be overly optimistic.
If there are any further details on the meeting agenda we will post and tweet an update.
Here is the schedule of upcoming school committee meetings as we get deeper in budget season.
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.