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Mount Greylock Committee Settles on Direction for District Office, Fields

One thing that appears to finally be off the table is any solution for the district office that involves an existing "off-campus" building. District officials searched for more than a year to find a workable solution that did not involve new construction. Unfortunately, Bergeron said, any such structure would have involved costly modifications that made an existing property impractical at any price.

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Deadline Tuesday to File for Mount Greylock School Committee Election

Time is running out for anyone who wants to run for the newly constituted Mount Greylock Regional School District School Committee. Nomination papers must be returned to the town clerks in Williamstown and Lanesborough by Tuesday, July 24, at 5 p.m.

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Mount Greylock Teachers File Complaints Over Contract

Teachers in the Lanesborough and Williamstown elementary schools and at Mount Greylock Regional School have filed a series of unfair labor practice complaints with the state Department of Labor Relations, according to a statement released on Monday.

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Mount Greylock Offices Relocated for Summer

The Mount Greylock Regional School District on Monday closed the campus of the middle-high school to the public until some time in August as it wraps up the addition/renovation project.

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Teachers' Union to Mount Greylock: Honor Existing Contracts

Educators in the regional school district are asking the Transition Committee to honor existing contractual wage increase, which officials have decided not to honor as three separate contracts are merged into one. Mount Greylock Educators Association Vice President Marty Walter said the teacher's unions feel it is "unacceptable" not to honor those wages and accused school administrators of being unwilling to negotiate.

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Mount Greylock Regional Restores April Break to School Calendar

The Transition Committee opted against the superintendent's recommendation to shorten the April vacation. Superintendent Kimberly Grady proposed a school calendar which replaced the vacation with two long weekends. Grady was worried that extra snow days could put the district in a position where it wouldn't have the required 185 days of school.

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Letter: Mount Greylock Educators Want Current Contracts Honored

Educators from what will be a unified Mount Greylock Regional School District are demanding that the transition committee handling contract negotiations honor existing agreements until a new contract is settled, as well as establish a more realistic time frame for negotiating a regional agreement.

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Mount Greylock Weighs Dropping April Vacation Week from School Calendar

Acting on direction from the committee to try to end the school year earlier than this year’s snow day-induced June 25 release, Superintendent Kimberley Grady and her building principals developed a proposal that replaces the traditional week off in April with two long weekends.

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Q&A: Superintendent Interviews Offer Window into Administrators’ Thinking

Below are excerpts from the hour-long interviews of each candidate, during which the committee asked a series of predetermined questions with an opportunity for committee members to ask follow-up questions.

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Mount Greylock Committee Offers Interim Super Full-Time Post

On a vote of 6-0-1 with committee member Steven Miller abstaining, the panel chose Grady from among two finalists for the position.

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New Ashford School Committee Endorses Compromise School Tuition Plan

As agreed to Wednesday and blessed by the School Committee 24 hours later, the town would pay $12,477 per pupil in fiscal 2019, $14,442 in FY20 and the full DESE per-pupil rate, whatever it may be at that time, in FY21.

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Mount Greylock Transition Committee Settles Tuition Rate

The Mount Greylock Transition Committee is sticking with its previous agreements when it comes to the tuition rate. The committee agreed to set a split rate — $14,477 for New Ashford and Hancock students attending Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School and $17,314 for New Ashford students attending Lanesborough Elementary. Those figures are in line with votes the legacy school committees had adopted in prior years.

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Mount Greylock Transition Committee Hears Both Sides on Tuition Question

Since the fall's votes in Lanesborough and Williamstown to fully regionalize the Mount Greylock district, the LES Committee is no longer responsible for decisions that impact the school after July 1, 2018, which is why the Transition Committee is charged with setting a tuition rate.

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Mount Greylock School District Posts Superintendent Position

This week, the district's advertisement for a permanent superintendent was posted on the website of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, which, along with the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, is one of the main vehicles for getting the word out.

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Lanesborough Officials May Push Mount Greylock District on Tuition Hike

Some town officials are urging the Mount Greylock Transition Committee to hold firm on tuition rates. Members of the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee had fought for years over the price point of tuition and last year finally reach an agreement with school officials.

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Mount Greylock Transition Committee May Back Off on Size of Tuition Hike

For years, Lanesborough Elementary School and Mount Greylock have been criticized for setting tuition levels below the per-student cost published by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The third school in the newly expanded Mount Greylock Regional School District, Williamstown Elementary School, has a negligible number of tuition pupils in any given year.

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Mount Greylock Transition Committee Defines Process for Superintendent Search

The committee decided on the following seats for the search panel: two members of the Transition Committee, one teacher, one parent, one principal, one town official from either Lanesborough or Williamstown and one Mount Greylock student.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Decides to Post Superintendent Position

On a vote of 4-3, the committee decided not to offer the job to interim Superintendent Kimberley Grady, who stepped into the post on short notice when the then-Tri-District abruptly parted ways with Douglas Dias at the start of the second year of his three-year contract.

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Mount Greylock Committee Hikes Rate for Tuitioning Towns

The Mount Greylock Transition Committee on Tuesday decided to raise the anticipated cost of tuitioning students to the middle-high school by 23 percent.

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