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Adams-Cheshire District Reports Successful Start of School Year

Dean told the School Committee on Monday that despite the change in leadership this summer, the school year has commenced with few hiccups.

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New Adams-Cheshire Superintendent to Start Next Week

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee has approved new Superintendent Aaron Dean's contract.

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Adams-Cheshire Taps Pittsfield Principal For Superintendent

After brief discussion at its regular meeting Monday, the School Committee unanimously voted to hire the principal of Pittsfield's Crosby Elementary School as the district's new top administrator.

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Adams-Cheshire Committee Interviews Superintendent Finalists

The full committee on Thursday interviewed superintendent candidates Aaron Dean, principal of Pittsfield's Crosby Elementary School, and Beth Choquette, principal of Northampton's Bridge Street School. Both have previously worked for Adams-Cheshire.

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Two Will Be Interviewed For Adams-Cheshire Superintendent

Only two candidates will be interviewed Thursday for the Adams Cheshire Regional School District superintendent position with candidate Martin McEvoy withdrawing his name from consideration.

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Adams-Cheshire Chooses Three Superintendent Finalists

The superintendent search committee greenlighted Berkshires County residents Beth Choquette, Aaron Dean, and Martin McEvoy for finalist interviews.

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Adams-Cheshire Starts Two-Pronged Search for Superintendent, Interim

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee on Monday voted to hire an interim superintendent and simultaneously conduct a permanent superintendent search.

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Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Resigning After One Year

Superintendent of Schools John Vosburgh has announced his resignation after a year on the job.

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Adams-Cheshire Committee Still Seeking Adams Representative

Not one Adams resident pulled papers for the vacant position and there was not a conclusive write-in campaign during the election earlier this month.

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Adams Sees New Regional School District's Amended Agreement

The joint meeting on Wednesday included members of the Regional Agreement Amendment Committee who outlined the major changes in the agreement.

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Hoosac Valley Band Asks For New Uniforms, Equipment

Keplinger said the band has 68 members at the moment and although 10 are expected to graduate at the end of the year, 21 seventh-graders are slated to join the band when they enter the eighth grade.

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Adams-Cheshire School Committee Chairman Will Not Seek Re-election

At the end of Monday's meeting, Paul Butler, an Adams representative, said he will be stepping away this May after 19 years on the committee, many of them as chairman.

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Adams-Cheshire Committee Approves Amended Agreement

The School Committee unanimously voted Monday to adopt the new agreement that not only lays out changes in the two towns' relationship but would also change the district's name to the Hoosac Valley Regional School District.

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Adams-Cheshire Regional to Decide Amended Agreement

He said the draft also covers adding a new community to the district as well as subtracting one. He said it outlines moving from a three-member to a two district but also splitting the two-member district.

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Adams-Cheshire Principals Share Positive MCAS Scores

Overall, the district received a rating of 59 percent "partially meeting targets" which translates into not requiring "assistance or intervention."

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Cheshire Officials Against Funding Hoosac Valley Elementary Repairs

Selectman Robert Ciskowski last week shared his notes with the board from a recent tour of the former C.T. Plunkett School in Adams with representatives of the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

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Adams-Cheshire Pleased With New MCAS Test Scores

Superintendent John Vosburgh told the School Committee on Monday that the district has received a rating of 59 percent "partially meeting targets" that means although there is much work to do, the district rating with the state is improving.

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Adams Officials Wary of New School Project

There was some uncertainty on the board's part that building a new elementary school would be the best solution.

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Adams Selectmen Want to Find Compromise With Cumberland Farms

At the end of Wednesday night's meeting, Chairman John Duval said the board supports the Commercial Street development because it will represent new growth.

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Cheshire Selectmen Warn School Renovation Tough Sell

Vosburgh informed the board that representatives from the Massachusetts School Building Authority will visit the Adams school this month for a senior study of the building.

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Adams-Cheshire Reports Successful First Week of School

Adams-Cheshire Regional School District students went back to school Wednesday, Aug. 29, and Vosburgh told the School Committee on Monday that there was plenty of enthusiasm among the students.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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