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Pittsfield Schools Projecting Surplus But With Areas of Concern

Tuition payments are down significantly this year but the savings is being eaten up by other areas of the school budget. Deputy Superintendent Kristin Behnke provided the School Committee with a mid-year budget report on Wednesday. The good news is that the trend appears to a show a surplus at the end of the year, thanks to the tuition savings and other under budget trending lines.

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Pittsfield Schools Backs Indigenous Peoples Day

Elias joined in a unanimous vote on Wednesday to delete Columbus' name from the school calendar on the second Monday of October and replace it with Indigenous People's Day.

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Yon Will Continue to Chair Pittsfield School Committee

Katherine Yon will continue to chair the Pittsfield School Committee. During the re-organization meeting Wednesday the committee voted Yon back to the leadership position. Yon has served as chair since 2014.

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Pittsfield School Committee Candidates Discuss Future

The School Committee is going to have to consider closing a school. At least five of the six candidates for the committee believe that has to be on the table. Six total candidates are on the ballot for six seats. On Monday, five of those candidates gathered for a conversation at Berkshire Community College.

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