The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District was handed an ambitious set of guidelines last week to right its financial ship. Now school officials are looking to see if any of them can be put into action.
The University of Massachusetts' Collins Center presented a number of options last week in a study commissioned by the town of Adams to review the regional school district's current and future status regarding finances and enrollment.
The School Committee's Audit and Evaluation subcommittee on Thursday found that between closing an elementary school, negotiating health insurance and other recommendations the district needs to find more than $500,000 to reach that figure.
Initial findings of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District study are clear: Something has to change.
The University of Massachusetts' Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management was commissioned to study the state of the school district and supply recommendations for its future.
The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee will push for the completion of the Collins Center report for the first of the year.
Interim Superintendent Robert Putnam told the committee Monday that he was recently in contact with the Collins Center, which expected to release the final draft of the commissioned report later than anticipated.
Declining student enrollment one of those things everyone knows — now there's concrete data confirming those notions and pinning down some of the effects on Berkshire County education.
The Berkshire County Task Force on Saturday morning reviewed a 77-page report commissioned from the University of Massachusetts' Donahue Institute on the state of county education.