The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Thursday decided to move forward with needed improvements to the middle-high school’s athletic fields, but it removed both a synthetic turf field and track from the project that will go out to bid this winter.
The 5 p.m. session will provide an opportunity for one hour of comments from community members who sign up in advance. At 7 p.m., the committee will hear two 15-minute presentations — one for a synthetic field and one against — followed by 30 minutes for School Committee members to ask questions of the invited presenters.
Mount Greylock Regional School District officials are looking at the long-term renewal costs of the middle-high school but cautioning that it is difficult to predict them with a high degree of precision.
But Business Manager Joe Bergeron informed the committee that despite his best efforts to prod the Boston firm, it sent its proposal to the district just after 2 p.m. on Monday, and the committee agreed it did not have enough time to review the proposal for $44,000.
In accordance with state regulations, all temporary cumulative school and health records for students who have graduated from or left Mount Greylock Regional School during the 2012 - 2013 school years will be destroyed on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
Like high school seniors across the country, Mount Greylock's class of 2020 finds itself locked out of its school at a time when it should be gathering in the gym to celebrate its accomplishments inside that building.
Mount Greylock Regional School is looking forward to honoring its 84 seniors with a hybrid graduation. Featured speakers this year are Nicole Overbaugh and Toby Foehl. Overbaugh was chosen by her peers and Foehl by the faculty.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.
About 40 people attended a 2-1/2 hour forum in the school's cafeteria, where about an equal number of residents spoke for and against the plan, arguing the idea on grounds ranging from health to the environment to cost.