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Community Forum Set for Clarksburg/Stamford School Merger Study

Representatives from Public Consulting Group of Boston will be on hand to walk attendees through the timeline for the feasibility study on creating an interstate school district.

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Stamford/Clarksburg Merger Consultants Plan Public Meeting

Public Consulting Group will hold its first public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg School for both towns and will set a series of meeting with focus groups.

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Clarksburg Officials United Over School Building Woes

Local officials are trying to eliminate the fingerpointing over the condition of the elementary school and offer a united front to both the town and state in raising funds to address the 50-year-old structure's many needs.

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Stamford-Clarksburg School Merger Effort Selects Consultant

The Interstate School District Committee on Monday voted unanimously to recommend Public Consulting Group of Boston to do the legwork on plans to create the groundbreaking interstate school district.

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Clarksburg Elementary School Holocaust Exhibit Set Thursday

Eighth-grade English teacher Michael Little said this year's exhibit is heavier than those of the past with the passing of planned speaker and Krakow-Plaszow survivor Raymond Fishler.

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Clarksburg Tax Rate Up 3 Percent for Fiscal 2019

The Select Board on Wednesday approved a single tax rate for fiscal 2019 of $15.99 per $1,000 valuation, up from $15.31 last year.

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Clarksburg Board-Gaming Event to Benefit Soldier On

The second annual "Soldiers, Dice, & Dragon" event hopes to match or succeed last year's benefit for homeless veterans that netted $2,500.

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Clarksburg Welcomes New Superintendent Franzoni

Franzoni, who was principal of Brayton Elementary School in North Adams, was hired in June to replace retiring superintendent Jon Lev.

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Retiring Clarksburg Teachers Recognized Like Royalty

Mary Stred and Christina Duval have racked up enough years between them at Clarksburg Elementary School to qualify for a diamond jubilee. So the two retiring teachers were treated like royalty on Monday, complete with tiaras, a black limousine, throngs of admirers lining the roadway, and waves that would impress even the queen.

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Clarksburg School Committee OKs Budget, Sets Funding Cap

The district expects to start the year with $350,000 in the account, but, Lev added, "if it continued like this, we would run out of choice money in like three or four years."

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Clarksburg Votes Yes to Interstate School District Talks

With 59 registered voters in attendance at the special town meeting, the decision was unanimous to begin talks with Stamford, Vt., that could create Massachusetts' first interstate school district. The entire process took barely 15 minutes.

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Clarksburg to Vote on Stamford School Merger Study

The single article at the special town meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg School on Thursday will allow the town to enter into conversations with Stamford, Vt.

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North Berkshire School Union to Begin Search for Superintendent

The school union committee will meet on April 12 with Patricia Correira, a field director for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

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Clarksburg School Holding Information Meeting on Interstate District

The school has mailed out a brochure explaining the reasons for exploring an interstate school district, including providing more educational opportunities, access to a full-day preschool and expanded space.

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Clarksburg Will Try Again to Pass School Merger Article

The Select Board signed off on a single-article warrant Wednesday that would see if town meeting would accept an agreement with the town of Stamford that would merge the two districts. Chairman Jeffrey Levanos shared his concerns over the redundant article.

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Clarksburg Hopes to Begin School Repairs With Volunteer Labor

A number of volunteers have met with the Board of Selectmen and more recently with the School Committee. A trimmed down steering committee appeared before the School Committee on Thursday to ensure it had permission to begin gathering estimates and establishing needs.

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Clarksburg Girls Group Raises Funds for Berkshire Food Project

A student-led movie night at Clarksburg School raised more than $400 for the Berkshire Food Project. The nine girls involved in the group presented the check for $411.50 to Darlene Ellis, the non-profit's kitchen manager, on Monday.

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Clarksburg Elementary Holocaust Exhibit Runs Wednesday

Little urged people to attend the exhibit, that will be held Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the school, because the day will come when there will be no more survivors.

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Clarksburg Students to Hold Gaming Fundraiser For Veterans

Clarksburg Elementary students will host "Soldiers, Dice, & Dragons" this Veterans Day to raise awareness and money for local homeless veterans through Soldier On.

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Clarksburg School OKs 'Blizzard Bags' to Case of Snow Days

School officials are preparing for another snowy winter with "blizzard bags" to keep students on track. The School Committee on Oct. 5 approved a pilot program that would send predetermined school work home with children so up to five school snow days could be treated as instructional days.

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Clarksburg Announces Third Trimester Honor Roll

Clarksburg Elementary School has announced its 2016-17 third trimester honor roll.

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Stamford Group Asks for Time to Research Joint-Clarksburg School District

A state education act is pushing small schools to consolidate their governance and share their services or come up with an alternative. Stamford's been wary of how the law would affect its school but some residents think they've found an answer across state lines.

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Clarksburg School Committee OKs $2.44M Budget for Fiscal 2018

He anticipated that the school would have to lay off some paraprofessionals and possibly cut programs. At the same time, the school will have to add a kindergarten teacher to accommodate a growing number of incoming kindergartners.

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