The School Committee will interview BHS Principal Sean Gallagher today at 4pm to begin a week of interviews of the four finalists for Superintendent. The full schedule is listed in the post below. Friday, the Committee will meet again 4:00 to discuss the interviews, but its still unclear whether they plan to vote on a choice, narrow the field, or proceed with site visits to all four candidates districts. Today's Patch has their take on the process.
BevCam will film the interviews, and tell us that they will post, as well as broadcast on Channel 8 withing 24 hours of each interview. We will embed or link to the interviews below this thread when they are available. Please check back.
NOVEMBER 14 UPDATE: No videos have been posted yet by BevCam, but the interview with Sean Gallagher is showing on Channel 22 today (Thursday) at 9am, 2pm & 8pm. No other showings have been announced.
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.