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Williamstown Elementary Committee Plans Final Outreach on Regionalization

After years of study and conversation about expanding the Mount Greylock Regional School District, the marathon effort is in a sprint to the finish.

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Three MGRHS Seniors Named Commended Students

A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

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Williamstown Selectman Presses for More Local Control in School Regionalization Plan

A member of the Board of Selectmen on Monday laid out his suggestions to strengthen local control over elementary schools in a proposed expansion of the Mount Greylock Regional School District.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Advances Regionalization Plan

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday echoed the school committees at its feeder elementary schools by endorsing a plan to fully regionalize the district while maintaining local control of the elementary schools in Lanesborough and Williamstown.

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Williamstown Elementary Committee Moves Regionalization Proposal Forward

In a 5-0 vote, the panel voted to signal the Mount Greylock School Committee that it wants to meet jointly with the the junior-senior high school committee at its Sept. 19 meeting and that the elementary school committee wants to continue to seek community input ahead of a hoped-for November special town meeting in each of Mount Greylock's member towns.

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Latest Mount Greylock Regionalization Proposal Maximizes Local Control

The latest proposal to expand the Mount Greylock Regional School District would allow each member town to control the budget of its elementary school. The elementary school committees from Williamstown and Lanesborough met Tuesday to review a draft regional agreement that would expand Mount Greylock Regional School District to include both its "feeder" schools.

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Mount Greylock Lets Elementary Schools, Towns Drive Regionalization Talk

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.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Reapproves Concussion Policy

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.

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Social Media Attacks Take Toll on Mount Greylock Public Servant

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.

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Mount Greylock Looks to Buy Former Restaurant for Central Office

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.

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Williamstown Selectmen Talk Mount Greylock Regionalization

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.

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Mount Greylock's Regionalization Committee Discusses Benefits, Concerns

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.

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Mount Greylock Grads Told: Go Balls to the Wall

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.

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Mount Greylock Regional Selects 2017 Graduation Speakers

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.

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November Date Set for Mount Greylock Regionalization Question

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.

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Williamstown-Lanesborough Schools Cleared of Open Meeting Charge

The state attorney general's office this month cleared members of three local school committees of charges they violated Open Meeting Law but advised them to change their practice.

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Mount Greylock School Looking For Regionalization Vote This Fall

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

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Mount Greylock Students Present 'The Pajama Game'

Based on the novel "7 1/2 Cents" by Richard Adler, "The Pajama Game" takes place in the middle of America (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) in the middle of the 20th century.

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SU71 Thinking Of Future, Temporary Central Office Expenses

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.

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Mount Greylock Hires Architect to Look at Options for Capital Endowment

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.

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Lanesborough-Williamstown Superintendent: Districts 'Not Dysfunctional'

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.

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Mount Greylock Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll

Of the total school enrollment of 556, 311 students made Honor Roll for the second quarter.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Funds Study of Regionalization Impact

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.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Considers Health Program

This winter, the Mount Greylock School Committee likely will be asked to support a budget that adds a full-time position to the school's wellness department.

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