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Clarksburg's Elementary Grades Celebrate 100 Days in Class

One hundred days in school wouldn't normally be something to celebrate. But being inside a classroom in this particular year has been anything but normal.

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North Berkshire Union Schools Will Be Back in Class Next Week

The four small schools in the North Berkshire School Union will be back in class on Jan. 4, even as some larger school districts are planning a remote learning quarantine for the first weeks of the new year.

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Clarksburg School Seeks Town Support to Pursue Renovation Plan

The district was looking at 2021 as a target date but had considered submitting an SOI earlier this year. It held off as the state grappled with falling revenue from the novel coronavirus. The MSBA is funded by a penny from the state's 6.25 percent sales tax.

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Clarksburg Moving to Next Phase in School Reopening

Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, Grades 1 through 5 will attend in person all day, Monday through Friday. Kindergarten and Grades 6 to 8 will go half-days in school and half-days remote, also Monday through Friday, with two cohorts switching between mornings and afternoons.

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Northern Berkshire School Union Opening in-Person, Remote

The small schools of Gabriel Abbott Memorial in Florida, Emma Miller in Savoy and Rowe Elementary will open students back in the classroom on Sept. 8; Clarksburg Elementary will begin the school year on Sept. 14 with a hybrid model.

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Clarksburg School Reopening Plans Affected by HVAC Issues

The administration is recommending a hybrid plan of in-school and remote because of issues with the ventilation system.

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Clarksburg School Preparing for Reopening Scenarios

The state guidelines, so far, are requiring social distancing as well as masking for students in Grades 2 and up. Schools will also require a separated space for children who may be showing symptoms of COVID-19.

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Study: Interstate School Merger Beneficial But 'Untenable' With COVID-19

The report by Public Consulting Group looks at a broad range of factors and challenges in such a merger and comes to the conclusion it can be beneficial to both towns if "done thoughtfully."

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Clarksburg Holding Off on School Choice Decisions

The School Committee is holding off on approving school choice slots for this coming fall because of the uncertainty of what the school year will look like.

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Clarksburg Announces Second Trimester Honor Roll

Clarksburg Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the second trimester of the 2019-20 school year.

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Clarksburg Officials Still Hoping for School Roof Money

Chairman Ronald Boucher and Select Board member Danielle Luchi voted Wednesday night to send a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito requesting the visit the school to see the work being accomplished there.

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Clarksburg Town Hall Closed Extra Days Over Holidays

The Select Board on Wednesday approved closing Town Hall on Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas. That means the Town Hall will only be open on Monday, Dec. 23, that week.

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Clarksburg Gets 2-Week Vacation to Accommodate Construction

The School Committee voted for the two-week block on Thursday to ensure the school will be vacant for construction on the new secure entrance. That means students will have both the Monday and Tuesday before Christmas and will also have Jan. 2 and 3 off as well.

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Clarksburg School Pushing Aggressive Time Line for New Entryway

School Superintendent John Franzoni said starting work on that Friday would be part of the bid process, which also would outline work being done over Thanksgiving, Christmas break and, if necessary, February vacation.

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With Heating Set, Clarksburg School Turns to Security Upgrade

The school received a $35,000 state grant to address security concerns. Barnes said she had not detailed the need for a public address system but felt that also falls under security.

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Clarksburg/Stamford Seeking Coordinator for Merger Planning

One of those recommendations was hiring someone to drive the next phase in the merger that both communities approved at special town meetings earlier this summer.

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State Urging Clarksburg to Expand Beyond Stamford Talks

Superintendent John Franzoni said the Department of Education has told school officials to take a deeper look at regionalization with other school districts beyond an interstate agreement with Stamford, Vt.

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Clarksburg Town Meeting OKs Further School Merger Study

Of the 78 voters who attended the special town meeting at Clarksburg School, only about a half-dozen voted against further research on the merger.

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Clarksburg Voters to Decide School Merger Option

A special town meeting on Wednesday will determine if the town will continue planning a school district merger with neighboring Stamford, Vt.

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Clarksburg Sets Vote for School Merger Proposal

The Select Board on Wednesday afternoon set the date for a special town meeting to vote on the next steps toward a school district merger with Stamford, Vt. The special town meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg School.

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Clarksburg Still Hoping for State Funds Toward School Repairs

School and town officials have reached out the state in hopes of getting some funding to do more for the building but those efforts have so far been unsuccessful.

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Clarksburg School Announces Third Trimester Honor Roll

Clarksburg School has announced the honor roll for the third trimester of the 2018-19 school year.

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Clarksburg/Stamford Merger Study Presented on Wednesday

Public Consulting Group, hired earlier this year, will present the opportunities and challenges to such a merger on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg School.

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