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.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Candidates Needed for Ward 4 School Committee

With the deadline to take out papers little more than a month away there are still no candidates to fill the seat of retiring Ward 4 School Committee member Karen Fogarty. School activists are actively searching for a candidate.

As the Salem News reported last week, there is a great deal of action in the City Council and Mayor's races, but absolutely none for the School Committee. In addition to the lack of any candidate for Ward 4, all the other ward members are currently unopposed.

If you have any interest in serving on this board that has a hand in making all the important decisions on the direction of our schools, now is the time to step up-especially if you live in Ward 4.

The deadline to take out papers is July 29. For more information, contact Joanna Murphy Scott or Julie DeSilva.