John Franzoni, principal of Brayton Elementary School in North Adams, was the last of three formal interviews the committee held this week. On Wednesday night, just minutes after he'd left Clarksburg School, the committee voted for him 10-2 on a roll call vote.
With the inclusion of five potential snow days, the calendar would stretch to June 25, the same date when school is ending next month after a year that saw the district's three schools close for six snow days.
The superintendent search committee selected Vermont's Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union Superintendent William Bazyk, Florida's Abbot Memorial School Principal Heidi Dugal and North Adams' Brayton Elementary School Principal John Franzoni from among five candidates interviewed last week.
It was at her college graduation some 20 years ago when Stacy Parsons was recruited to work in town government.
She became the conservation agent and has been involved in a number of town government functions. Now she is the executive director at Head Start and she's looking to become the town's next town administrator.
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.
On Tuesday, Search Committee Chairman Steven Miller told the full Transition Committee he had notified the two finalists and received confirmation from each that he and she would like to continue in the process.
After 21 years with the organization, Thomas Matuszko is poised to become the next executive director of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission.
The commission chose Matuszko out of three finalists Thursday evening. The executive committee will now negotiate terms for employment with who could become just the organization's third executive director since the commission was formed in 1967.
A search committee conducted its interviews for the three finalists for the position on Thursday and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will pick Nathaniel Karns' successor next week. Karns is retiring from the job after 23 years. He was just the second executive director since the commission was formed in 1967.
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.
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.
The Board of Selectmen approved the recommended town administrator search process that it hopes to have wrapped up by April.
The Board of Selectmen’s personnel subcommittee brought forth its recommendations Wednesday and asked the full board to approve the process which could be completed within four to six months.
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.
Several members said it might be wise to follow a process before making what might be the most significant decision of the committee designed to lead the district until November's election of a brand-new school committee.
The Selectmen's personnel subcommittee has started to outline the town administrator search process and agreed it wants more selectmen involvement.
The personnel subcommittee met with interim Town Administrator and Director of Community Development Donna Cesan on Thursday to discuss the town's next move in finding a new administrator.
BRPC's search for a new director will begin in earnest next month.
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Nathaniel Karns is planning to retire in early 2018. A search committee has been formed to find who will become the agency's third executive director. Karns said he wants to retire no earlier than January 1 and no later than September 1, 2018, but is "pretty flexible" with what that date will be.