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Adams-Cheshire Says Goodbye to Retiring Superintendent Putnam

At the beginning of the meeting, Adams Selectwoman Christine Hoyt presented him with a certificate and thanks from the town.

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Adams Selectmen Meet New Adams-Cheshire Superintendent

School Committee Chairman Paul Butler introduced Vosburgh at Wednesday's meeting and Vosburgh said he has spent the last few weeks getting to know the district.

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Adams-Cheshire Reaches Agreement With Incoming Superintendent

The School Committee voted to hire the principal of Pittsfield's Taconic High School in April after a series of interviews. Vosburgh will replace Putnam, who will retire at the end of the school year.

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Taconic High Principal Tapped for Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Post

The School Committee said it was a difficult decision but didn't debate too long Tuesday night before voting in favor of Vosburgh. Although the six members present thought all three final candidates would do a good job, the majority of the committee felt Vosburgh was the best fit for the district.

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Adams-Cheshire Nixes Shared Superintendent Idea

The School Committee voted unanimously Monday to suspend talks with North Adams and agreed to focus on hiring its own superintendent. The vote clears the way for the school district to hire a replacement for retiring Superintendent Robert Putnam.

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Superintendent Candidate Bazyk Familiar With Adams-Cheshire Challenges

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee held its third superintendent interview on Thursday night with William Bazyk, superintendent of the Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union.

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Superintendent Candidate Geryk Says Prepared to Move ACRSD Forward

The School Committee on Wednesday interviewed the second of four superintendent candidates: Maria Geryk, former superintendent of the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools.

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Superintendent Candidate Vosburgh Says Adams-Cheshire 'Perfect Fit'

The School Committee is searching for a replacement for Superintendent Robert Putnam, who is retiring at the end of the school year. At the same time, it is in talks with North Adams about possibly sharing a top administrator.

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North Adams, Adams-Cheshire Creating Panel to Study Shared Superintendency

North Adams and Adams-Cheshire Regional school committees have agreed to create a subcommittee to gather some solid data on the benefits and challenges of sharing a school superintendent. Described as a "unique opportunity" by Adams-Cheshire Chairman Paul Butler, the proposal also has numerous unknowns.

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Updated: Adams-Cheshire Plans Talks with North Adams on Sharing Superintendent

After quickly reviewing the District Management Group Shared Superintendent Feasibility Study on Monday, the committee asked to hash out the prospect of a shared administrator further with North Adams.

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Adams, Cheshire Discuss Regional School District's Future

With the closing of Cheshire Elementary School last year, an aging C.T. Plunkett school building, and a steadily declining population, the School committee has set its sights on soliciting the Massachusetts School Building Authority for funds to build a new elementary school on the Hoosac Valley High School campus.

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Adams-Cheshire Changes Retiree Insurance Split

The committee unanimously voted Tuesday to change the retiree health care split from 75/25 to 60/40 for non MedX plan users and 51/49 for MedX plan users.

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Cariddi's $100K Earmark a Boost for Adams-Cheshire District

Last year, school officials asked their state representation to fight for funds to offset rising costs and flat revenues. The budget was dire enough to consolidation of its schools and restructuring of the school district.

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Adams-Cheshire Deals With Heating Issues, Low Survey Response

Heating issues in the gym at Hoosac Valley Elementary is forcing pupils to wear their coats during physical education classes or move the classes elsewhere.

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Adams-Cheshire Open to Talks About Sharing North Adams Superintendent

Late last year, current Superintendent Robert Putnam announced his retirement at the end of this school year and Putnam noted Monday that although applications are coming in, the district could also be the first to make a move.

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Adams-Cheshire Regional Extends Parents Survey to Get More Input

Superintendent of Schools Robert Putnam told the Selectmen on Wednesday night that the district plans to extend a parents survey through the weekend in hopes of gathering more public input.

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Adams-Cheshire Starts Up Search for Superintendent

Putnam, who initially came to the district as interim two years ago, announced his retirement at the end of this school year late last year.

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Adams-Cheshire Hopes to Conclude Agreement Before Superintendent Retires

Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools Assistant Director Stephen Hemman recommended to the committee on Monday that it aim for a closer completion date to accommodate Putnam, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

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Adams-Cheshire Closing Book on 40-Year-Old Sex Abuse Cases

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee read a prepared statement Monday stating that because no lawsuit has been filed against the district, the district has stopped its investigation.

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Hoosac Valley Elementary Temperatures Back To Normal

Putnam said masonry dust from the $200,000 boiler room roof repair project clogged the boilers' filters causing three of the boilers to stop functioning.

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Adams-Cheshire May Become Hoosac Valley Regional School District

An advisory committee is recommending a new name for the regional school district: Hoosac Valley Regional. The suggestion was made at the second meeting of the Regional Agreement Amendment Committee, which is reviewing the documents regulating the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District.

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Adams-Cheshire Starts Agreement Amendment Process

The antiquated agreement was created in the mid-1960s when the regional district formed. The towns hadn't paid too much attention to the document until this past year, when budgeting woes led to the closure of Cheshire Elementary School over the protestations of Cheshire officials and residents. The smaller town was outmatched by Adams in voting strength.

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Adams-Cheshire School District Sees Promise in MCAS 2.0 Scores

Some of the biggest gains were seen in sixth-grade English Language Arts scores. In 2016, the medium growth percentile was 21; in 2017, the score was 55. Another big gain was the Grade 4 math average score that was bumped up to 61 this year over last year's 28.

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Adams-Cheshire Rolls Out Plans to Retain Eighth-Graders

The School Committee heard from Hoosac Valley High School Principal Jerimiah Ames, who after going through the current state of the districtwide turnaround plan, briefed the committee on what the district is doing to keep these middle school students in the district.

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Adams-Cheshire Moving Away From 'Tracked Class' Model

Superintendent Robert Putnam told the School Committee on Monday that the district has broken away from the idea of keeping classes homogeneous and now will now bring children of different capabilities together in Grades 4-7.

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