image description

Mount Greylock School Committee Approves Planning Documents

The latter administrative document, the Superintendent Goals, are part of the standard against which the committee will evaluate Superintendent Kimberley Grady's performance.

image description

Adams-Cheshire Says Goodbye to Retiring Superintendent Putnam

At the beginning of the meeting, Adams Selectwoman Christine Hoyt presented him with a certificate and thanks from the town.

image description

Adams Selectmen Meet New Adams-Cheshire Superintendent

School Committee Chairman Paul Butler introduced Vosburgh at Wednesday's meeting and Vosburgh said he has spent the last few weeks getting to know the district.

image description

Mount Greylock Regional Restores April Break to School Calendar

The Transition Committee opted against the superintendent's recommendation to shorten the April vacation. Superintendent Kimberly Grady proposed a school calendar which replaced the vacation with two long weekends. Grady was worried that extra snow days could put the district in a position where it wouldn't have the required 185 days of school.

image description

North Berkshire School Union Offers Superintendent Post to Franzoni

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.

image description

Adams-Cheshire Reaches Agreement With Incoming Superintendent

The School Committee voted to hire the principal of Pittsfield's Taconic High School in April after a series of interviews. Vosburgh will replace Putnam, who will retire at the end of the school year.

image description

North Berkshire School Union Begins Superintendent Interviews

Both candidates will also be available to meet with community and school members from 4:30 to 5:30 before their respective interviews at Clarksburg School. The interviews are also open to the public.

image description

North Berkshire School Union Has Three Finalists for Superintendent Post

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.

image description

Taconic High Principal Tapped for Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Post

The School Committee said it was a difficult decision but didn't debate too long Tuesday night before voting in favor of Vosburgh. Although the six members present thought all three final candidates would do a good job, the majority of the committee felt Vosburgh was the best fit for the district.

image description

Adams-Cheshire Nixes Shared Superintendent Idea

The School Committee voted unanimously Monday to suspend talks with North Adams and agreed to focus on hiring its own superintendent. The vote clears the way for the school district to hire a replacement for retiring Superintendent Robert Putnam.

image description

Superintendent Candidate Bazyk Familiar With Adams-Cheshire Challenges

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee held its third superintendent interview on Thursday night with William Bazyk, superintendent of the Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union.

image description

Superintendent Candidate Geryk Says Prepared to Move ACRSD Forward

The School Committee on Wednesday interviewed the second of four superintendent candidates: Maria Geryk, former superintendent of the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools.

image description

Superintendent Candidate Vosburgh Says Adams-Cheshire 'Perfect Fit'

The School Committee is searching for a replacement for Superintendent Robert Putnam, who is retiring at the end of the school year. At the same time, it is in talks with North Adams about possibly sharing a top administrator.

image description

Q&A: Superintendent Interviews Offer Window into Administratorsí Thinking

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.

image description

North Adams, Adams-Cheshire Creating Panel to Study Shared Superintendency

North Adams and Adams-Cheshire Regional school committees have agreed to create a subcommittee to gather some solid data on the benefits and challenges of sharing a school superintendent. Described as a "unique opportunity" by Adams-Cheshire Chairman Paul Butler, the proposal also has numerous unknowns.

image description

Four Finalists Selected For Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Post

Out of six applicants for the post, only five were interviewed. One candidate dropped out and the committee voted to eliminate one applicant who they felt was not qualified.

image description

Mount Greylock Committee Offers Interim Super Full-Time Post

On a vote of 6-0-1 with committee member Steven Miller abstaining, the panel chose Grady from among two finalists for the position.

image description

North Adams School Committee Sets Date With Adams-Cheshire

The School Committee has set a tentative meeting for Monday, April 9, with the members of the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee to enter into discussions about the possibility of sharing a superintendent.

image description

Updated: Adams-Cheshire Plans Talks with North Adams on Sharing Superintendent

After quickly reviewing the District Management Group Shared Superintendent Feasibility Study on Monday, the committee asked to hash out the prospect of a shared administrator further with North Adams.

image description

North Berkshire School Union to Begin Search for Superintendent

The school union committee will meet on April 12 with Patricia Correira, a field director for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

image description

Grady, Taconic's Vosburgh Named Finalists for Mount Greylock Superintendent

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.

image description

Mount Greylock Superintendent Search Panel Narrows Field to Two

Miller was not at liberty Wednesday night to identify the two candidates who made it through the first stage of the process.

image description

Mount Greylock School District Posts Superintendent Position

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.

image description

North Adams Agrees to Fast-Track Study on Sharing Superintendent

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.

image description

Adams-Cheshire Open to Talks About Sharing North Adams Superintendent

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.

More Stories