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 School Committee on Tuesday endorsed fast-tracking an aspect of a two-year feasibility study to look specifically at how a shared superintendent might work. That portion of the study is being expedited because of the coming retirement of Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Robert Putnam.
Late last year, current Superintendent Robert Putnam announced his retirement at the end of this school year and Putnam noted Monday that although applications are coming in, the district could also be the first to make a move.
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.
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 School Committee on Tuesday night confirmed its first evaluation of Superintendent Barbara Malkas, who was hired in May 2016. The evaluation and discussion by the committee had taken place at its last meeting at the end of June; the final document with written comments was approved on Tuesday.
The School Committee of the Southern Berkshire Regional School District voted Thursday to enter into negotiations with Beth Regulbuto to become its next superintendent.
Regulbuto is currently the associate superintendent of schools at the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District, where she has worked in different capacities since 2007. She has an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master's of education degree in organizational management.
The acting Adams-Cheshire Regional superintendent has been asked to remain as the permanent superintendent of schools.
The vote by the School Committee was unanimous in offering the post to Robert Putnam, who has led the three-school district in an interim capacity since July 1.
William Kipp had just entered his freshman year at McCann Tech when he sent the principal and superintendent an e-mail, introducing himself, outlining his plan for after graduation, and asking for their help to prepare him.
"We knew right from the get-go that this was a student with ambition, with drive, with focus, and he's coming in with a gameplan. We don't get many e-mails like that or any e-mails like that from freshmen. That was a good way to set the tone. We knew we had someone special
The Tri-District school committees Tuesday appointed the assistant superintendent to serve as the interim superintendent through June 30.
Kim Grady was tapped earlier this fall to serve as acting superintendent after the abrupt departure of former Superintendent Douglas Dias.
Mount Greylock Regional School Committee member Carolyn Greene, who chaired the committee at the time of Dias' 2015 hiring and last week's departure, said at the Nov. 7 meeting that the Tri-District remains strong despite the turbulence, and on Thursday she emphasized that the complaints against the superintendent did not involve students.
The brief tenure of public schools superintendent Douglas Dias came to an end Monday after an evening of lengthy closed-door discussions among the three school committees he served.
Dias, who was hired to administer the Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District in spring 2015, is leaving the post in the wake of undisclosed "complaints or charges" leveled against him.
Drury High School senior Alexandra Bernard was presented with this year's Superintendent's Award for her academic achievements.
The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents' Certificate of Academic Excellence is given to the highest ranking high school senior within a district.
The regional school district's new leader is going above and beyond in keeping communication lines open with town officials
Robert Putnam, interim superintendent for the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, was back in front of the board on Wednesday for the second time since being appointed July 1.
Adams-Cheshire Regional's new interim superintendent continued his introductory rounds last week, this time with the Board of Selectmen.
Robert Putnam had introduced himself to the Adams Selectmen earlier this month and addressed the regional district's School Committee for the first time last Monday.
Robert Putnam, interim superintendent of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, wants to better communication between the towns and the school district.
Putnam, hired in May to lead the district as it searched for a permanent replacement, introduced himself to town officials at last week's Board of Selectmen meeting.
A divided Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Monday gave a passing grade to the district's superintendent after his first year on the job.
On a vote of 4-2 (with one member absent), the committee rated Douglas Dias "proficient," the second highest of four possible grades in the rubric established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The potential grades include unsatisfactory, needs improvement, proficient and exemplary.
Mayor Richard Alcombright thanked Montepare for helping so many families in the city, including his own.
"You've been a tremendous friend not only to me but to everyone who's come in contact with you," he said. "You always find the right thing to do and the right way to do it."
Montepare, who retired a few months ago but stayed on as a part-time interim was attending his final School Committee meeting. His replacement, Barbara Malkas, begins on July 1.
The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee has unanimously voted to hire Robert Putnam as its interim superintendent.
The committee held a short meeting Wednesday to vote on hiring the former Central Berkshire Regional administrator.