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Holmes Confirms He Will Serve on North Adams School Committee

A retired schoolteacher who tried to withdraw from Tuesday's School Committee election has changed his mind after capturing second place in vote totals.

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Malkas Honored by Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition

Proceeds benefit MBCC, which is the state's leading breast cancer organization that seeks to understand the causes of breast cancer in order to find ways to prevent the disease.

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North Adams School Committee OKs $17M Budget, Teacher Contract

The School Committee on Tuesday approved a spending plan of $17,329,082 for fiscal 2018 that is offset by an appropriation of $250,000 from the school choice account. The committee also approved a three-year contract with the North Adams Teachers Association after a brief executive session.

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North Adams School Officials Ratify Contract With New Superintendent

The city's new superintendent of schools was made official on Wednesday night with the ratification and signing of a three-year contract. Barbara Malkas of Clarksburg is expected to begin her new duties July 1. She is currently under contract with the Webster Public Schools, which she said is looking into hiring an interim superintendent.

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North Adams School Committee Hears From Superintendent Candidate

The School Committee completed its first interview of the two finalists for the superintendent's position in the North Adams Public Schools. Barbara Malkas, superintendent of the Webster Public Schools, spent the day visiting the schools and faculty, and attended a meet and greet with city councilors and other shareholders in the afternoon.

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North Adams School Committee Says Goodbye to 3 Members

"If you can answer that question, 'what's best for the kids?' everything will fall in place." — Mary Lou Accetta

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