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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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