Gloucester schools consolidation
If you missed it, you’re in luck. Busy night of democracy was captured by Dave from Cape Ann TV- direct link if the video isn’t showing below.
The Chair of the School Committee, Johnathan Pope, opened with a power point presentation that went for the first 49 minutes. Questions from the floor began immediately after Pope’s background talk. First question up at minute 50–no surprise –concerned a clarification about the cost of West Parish, quickly followed by Mern Sibley’s remarks at minute 51 which received a large applause as did others throughout the evening. Some residents came prepared to speak. Some were spontaneous. The path to the mike was steady and fascinating. A few residents had more than one take like parent Kylie Mione who is also by profession a teacher at Veterans.
Here’s a link to the Elementary School Plan Proposal August 2016
Councilor Ward 1 Scott Memhard Facebook page has several posts about the school proposal.
The audience numbered less than 100 and included Councilors Memhard, Lundberg, Cox and Ciolino.