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Hoosac Valley Schools Welcome Students, Ratify MOU With Teachers

The Hoosac Valley Regional School Committee this week ratified a new memorandum of understanding with the teachers' union regarding the resumption of in-class learning.

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Hoosac Valley Regional Prepares for Full Return to School

Grades 1 through 5 will return to school Monday, April 5, for full five-day in-person learning. Grades 8 through 12 will return on April 26.

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Hoosac Valley Schools Preparing for April Return to Classrooms

Superintendent Aaron Dean told the School Committee on Monday that his team is working quickly toward shifting from hybrid learning to full in-person learning on April 5, as required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Hoosac Valley Wants Joint Committee to Determine School Reopening

The committee voted Monday to ask Superintendent Aaron Dean to open negotiations with the teachers union to propose the creation of a panel that would have the ability to vote to reopen schools for in-person learning.

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North Adams and Adams-Cheshire Schools to Stay Remote

Superintendents from the two school districts released letters to families and staff Friday morning indicating that their respective schools will remain in mostly fully remote learning models.

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Hoosac Valley Votes to Transition Back to Hybrid, Restart Sports

The vote by the Hoosac Valley Regional School Committee came after hearing from parents at a special meeting on Thursday about the difficulties their children and families were having because of fully remote learning.

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Adams-Cheshire Schools To Go Fully Remote For Two Weeks

Superintendent Aaron Dean released a newsletter to families Friday morning indicating that the district will go fully remote starting Monday, Jan. 11.

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Hoosac Valley Regional Reverts to Remote Learning Monday

Adams' case numbers of the novel coronavirus have been fairly low over the past seven months. However, like much of state, it's seen its handful of positive grow ove the past month.

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Adams-Cheshire Schools Enter Phase 3 of Reopening Plan

Superintendent Aaron Dean told the School Committee on Monday that Grades 1 through 4 and Grade 8 have returned to school in the hybrid model.

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Hoosac Valley Considering Phased-In, Hybrid Model for Schools

The Hoosac Valley Regional School District is expected to eliminate the full in-person education model from its plans for reopening.

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Hoosac Valley School Committee Accepts Fiscal 2021 Budget

The Hoosac Valley Regional School Committee has accepted a $20.1 million budget for fiscal 2021 that will mean the loss of 20 positions.

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Hoosac Valley Braces for Potential Budget Cuts to Close $480K Gap

Superintendent Aaron Dean said he is having ongoing discussions with his administrative team and is working through different budget scenarios that he will present to the towns.

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Savoy Considers Sending Middle School Students to Hoosac Valley

After reviewing decreasing school choice numbers Monday, Superintendent Aaron Dean said he has been in communication with Savoy about possibly including its middle school-age children.

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Hoosac Valley School Committee Accept District Improvement Plan

The plan is split into four objectives: curriculum and instruction, teaching all students, family and community engagement, and professional culture. Dean said these objectives were informed by district administrators.

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Cheshire Welcomes New School Superintendent Aaron Dean

There has been frequent turnover in the position lately. Dean is the third person to hold the top education post in as many years but says he's in for the long haul.

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MCAS Results Mixed for Hoosac Valley Regional School District

Standardized test results were a mixed bag for the Hoosac Valley Regional School and although there was some progress, the district was penalized because of incomplete data.

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Adams-Cheshire Improving School Building Security

School Committee member Michael Mucci told the committee Monday that the district will make some substantial security upgrades before the close of the year through grant funds.

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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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Hoosac Valley Regional Taps Skrocki for Interim Superintendent

Al Skrocki, who retired from the district in 2012, has been tapped by the Hoosac Valley Regional School District as its interim superintendent.

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