The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday reaffirmed its support for an affirmative vote to fully regionalize but urged its partners at Lanesborough Elementary and Williamstown Elementary schools to take the lead in the runup to a planned November vote in each town.
Lindsey von Holtz also shared data she has compiled about the instance of head injuries at the school ó whether on the playing field or not.
In the academic year ending this month, Mount Greylock students have reported 38 head injuries, including 24 diagnosed concussions. Of those concussions, 10 were linked to interscholastic athletics, six happened during physical education, one was a non-sports accident on school grounds and seven occurred outside of school activities.
Citing personal attacks on social media, the Mount Greylock School Committee member who has chaired the district's committee looking at full regionalization announced Tuesday she is stepping back from the latter group.
Carolyn Greene told her colleagues that she hopes School Committee member Wendy Penner will be able to fill in for her on the Regional District Amendment Committee.
The Mount Greylock School Committee on Tuesday discussed acquiring a closed restaurant to be the new home of the district's administration.
The committee discussed a plan to use part of a $5 million capital endowment from Williams College to purchase the former Taconic Restaurant at the junction of Routes 2 and 7, across from the A-Frame Bakery.
Members of the Board of Selectmen on Monday encouraged Mount Greylock's Regional District Amendment Committee to look more deeply at the impacts of full regionalization or keeping the status quo of the current Tri-District agreement.
The committee looking at expanding the Mount Greylock Regional School District discussed on Monday how to make the case for expansion to voters who may be on the fence.
The districtís revived Regional District Amendment Committee held its second meeting since it was reconvened by the Mount Greylock School Committee this spring, and it was clear that the panel has strong arguments on its side and serious concerns to overcome.
Mount Greylock held its graduation exercises at MCLA and on a Saturday morning instead of the customary Saturday evening event at the school's gymnasium because it is "off line" during the school building project.
Dagny Albano was chosen by the faculty at Mount Greylock Regional School and Joshua B. Narey by the senior class to speak at the 2017 graduation to be held at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Saturday, June 3, at 11 a.m.
As the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee moves forward with its efforts to invite its "feeder" elementary schools to join the district, it is getting some indirect encouragement from the countywide task force looking at challenges facing public education.
Full regionalization of the Mount Greylock School District is expected to go to a vote in the fall.
Considerations of fully regionalize the district have been ongoing since 2013 and is eyed to bring efficiency to the administration of three schools. Currently, Williamstown Elementary, Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School, and Lanesborough Elementary are all separate entities sharing a superintendent. The move would bring both elementary schools into the district, creating a pre-K to
The tri-district knows it is will have an increase in costs for central office but at this point, they aren't sure what that'll be.
The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee has hired an architect to help plot out the future of the central office. The new building project does not include space for the administration and that will be closed down next year.
The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee has decided to hire a Greenfield architect to help develop a plan to spend a $5 million capital endowment.
The school district received the gift from Williams College last year to help cover improvements not included in the $65 million addition/renovation project at the junior/senior high school.
The interim superintendent of the Lanesborough-Williamstown public schools sought Tuesday evening to allay concerns about the stability of the central administration.
Kim Grady said that despite the appearance of uncertainty at the top of the administration, the Tri-District is on solid ground.
The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Thursday decided to order an updated cost-benefit analysis of expanding the junior-senior high school district to include the elementary schools in its sending towns.
Mount Greylock Regional School Committee member Carolyn Greene, who chaired the committee at the time of Dias' 2015 hiring and last week's departure, said at the Nov. 7 meeting that the Tri-District remains strong despite the turbulence, and on Thursday she emphasized that the complaints against the superintendent did not involve students.
The highlight of Tuesday's meeting was the announcement of senior Jesse Cohen as this year's recipient of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Certificate of Academic Excellence.
MacDonald noted that while Cohen's academic achievement is demonstrated from his top 5 percent class ranking while pursuing 11 Advanced Placement courses out of the 28 classes he has taken, his achievements go beyond the classroom.
A retired epidemiologist Tuesday night challenged the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee to take the lead on addressing "an epidemic in slow motion" by suspending the district's high school football program.