On March 10, 2016, my child was put on the transportion bus and dropped off at home. The problem with this is: He was suppose to be in school attending a Chess class until I picked him up at 5 p.m.My 6 year old was dropped off at home, the bus driver don't check to see if the parents or if someone is present to get the children. He just unloads and pulls off.
I frantically searched the school with the help of an aftercare aide, but we couldn't find him. The Director of the Chess Club program didn't even come out of her office to talk to me of help look for him. Janice Hausman is the lady I'm speaking about. In her emails, she states that fourth graders will go to the classes and get the children and direct them to the media center for Chess club. How was my child put on a bus and sent home! The ONLY person that called me to check to see if I've found my son was the Chess instructor. The principal called ONLY after I made his teacher aware that my son was missing. No one from that school called the principal as we were looking for my son in the building. To date, March 12, still not 1 person, whom was the direct result of my child being lost, called me to apologize to me or my son. I had to contact the board of education, the police, the Deputy Superintendent (might I add, the Deputy Superintendent could care less. This man refuses to directly call me despite me requesting a phone call instead of his cold-hearted emails) to bring to their attention of what happened. This school is sad! The staff is careless and heartless. I had to just email Janice Hausman REQUESTING a refund for the class he wasn't in due to them sending him home. I'm upset because I wasn't home to get my son. I found him at 5:20p.m. laying in the hallways asleep, faced swollen from crying, eyelids swollen, covered in sweat from sleeping in his coat, and food all through the hallways from him pacing the floors eating. Again, no concern from the Director of the Programs or any compassion from these idiots! I am beyond upset!!!! Needless to say, I'm taking my child out of this school. We moved here not even a year ago for the school district, but I've been having problems with his teacher and her communication skills, the principal and the Deputy Superintendent. I feel that they operate in a way that isn't to the best benefit of the child. Be careful parents.
I had the opportunity to teach at Beverly for a brief period of time a few years ago. I also taught in several other schools in the BPS district. Beverly was, by far, the best school that I taught in. The principal is outstanding, the teachers are outstanding, and the kids are outstanding. Honestly, it's just a fantastic culture in that school. Other schools left me feeling stressed, unsupported, or even invisible, but I always felt good about being at Beverly, and looked forward to every day I got to spend there.
There is a reason people consistently move to Beverly Hills for the schools. Realtors say that houses go in a few hours to a few days here just so people can get their kids in this school district! It is an amazing school, on par with any of the high end private schools. The teachers all have Ipads and teach kids with more technology than some community colleges and this is ELEMENTARY!!! The art and music program is phenomenal. Parent involvement is first class. It's not just a school but a community, a family. We all watch out for each other's children. The students are pushed harder than the average school district but who cares when you see the amount of high school grads from this district going to Ivy League schools. It is and continues to be the best school bar none!
We are new to Beverly this year. Our child is in fourth grade. We could not be happier with a school. There is a wonderful sense of community, parent involvement, kind children and wonderful teachers. The school building is open, bright and cheerful.