Mount Greylock Awarded $50K To Study Further RegionalizationStaff Reports
11:48AM / Monday, January 14, 2013
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional High School now has $50,000 to study regionalization.
The state awarded the district the money to study if the pros and cons of bringing the elementary schools into the district — meaning there would be one school committee and one budget.
"Regionalization can be more advantageous in meeting the future needs of all our students and providing greater continuity in a first-class education system," Superintendent Rose Ellis said in a prepared statement.
The school will now create a planning team consisting of a communications consultant, financial specialist,legal counsel and representatives from the Mount Greylock, Williamstown Elementary and Lanesborough Elementary School Committees. Additionally, representatives from both town's Board of Selectmen and Finance Committees will be part of the team.
The money comes from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.