Category Archive for 'Legislation'

The Joint Budget Conference Committee began meeting Monday, June 1, to attempt to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget. Three cuts are on the table that will have deep impact to our schools for fiscal year 2010: Chapter 70, Regional Transportation, and the Circuit Breaker. If all three […]

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Please join SOS at our monthly meeting, open to everyone, as we host members of the Wenham and Hamilton Boards of Selectmen, who will talk about the proposed merger of the two town’s police departments and how such a move might affect town and school finances. Other agenda items include: A brief presentation from the […]

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Our Congressional Representative John Tierney is holding a public forum to discuss how Federal stimulus money will be dispersed in the state, at the Beverly Public Library this Saturday, March 14 from 12-1:30 p.m. In addition, two bi-partisan citizens’ organizations that we respect are hosting gatherings at the State House in the next few weeks […]

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As you may know, the Federal Stimulus package is at a crucial juncture — the versions from the House and Senate diverge significantly, particularly over funding for education and aid to states. The differences are being resolved in the next few hours and days. Stand for Children is asking school supporters across Massachusetts to email […]

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Please attend tonight’s School Committee budget workshop (7 p.m., Buker Multi-purpose room). The focus of the presentation will be the Principals’ Budgets, School Choice and User Fees. At the end of the meeting there will be an opportunity for those who wish to ask questions and make comments. The meetings are also televised by local […]

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We need bold action, and we need it now Hi, everyone, We’re ready to take the next step in trying to protect our school system from drastic budget cuts this year. We’re encouraged to see that Stand for Children, the statewide advocacy organization with which we are in the process of becoming affiliated, has taken […]

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Please attend tonight’s School Committee workshop (7 PM, Buker Multi-purpose room). The focus of the presentation is the SPED (Special Education) Budget, Curriculum & Technology Budgets, Capital and Maintenance. At the end of the meeting there will be an opportunity for those who wish to ask questions and make comments. Our elected officials notice attendance […]

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