The Beverly citywide PTO is hosting their annual “Evening of Accomplishments” on Thursday, April 28th in the BHS Auditorium. The evening will begin with refreshments and conversation from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Program, including School Committee President, Annemarie Cesa, Beverly Education Foundation’s Doug Walker and teachers from the Beverly Public Schools will begin at 7:00 to 8:30p.m.
4/29 UPDATE: Friday's Salem News has a recap of the event, which celebrated the contributions of the PTOs and other school community volunteer efforts.
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.