With a little more than a month left to submit papers for the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee election, all five incumbents have taken out papers, and two have completed the process to get on the November ballot.
At Thursday's monthly meeting, Jose Constantine reacted to a report about the superintendent's appearance before Williamstown's Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee by suggesting that the DIRE Committee ought not be the sole focus of the administration's community outreach.
The principals of Mount Greylock Regional School and Williamstown Elementary School on Thursday asked the School Committee to support staffing increases for next year that will address both learning gaps and social emotional wellness needs in the district.
The regional school committee last Thursday heard preliminary enrollment data for its three schools. Although the official date to report a head count to the state comes on Oct. 1, the early numbers show significant increases at Lanesborough Elementary and Williamstown Elementary.
Jake McCandless included the districtwide "mask mandate" recommendation as part of a series of steps the district is considering as it prepares to welcome students back on campus at a time when the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is linked to rising infection rates, hospitalizations and fatalities nationwide.
Mount Greylock was one of the first districts to sign up and take advantage of a state-sponsored pool testing program. Essentially, samples (non-invasive nasal swabs) from a batch of individuals are bundled together into a single sample that is analyzed in the lab.
The Mount Greylock Regional School District's two elementary schools want to overhaul their English language arts curriculum starting in the 2021-22 school year.
That was one of the budget priorities that the schools' principals shared with the School Committee on Thursday.
In-person classes resumed for most students in the Mount Greylock Regional School District this week with the blessing of a secret committee created recently under a memorandum of agreement between the district and its union.
The newest members of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee last week got a crash course in the arguments for and against building an artificial turf playing field at the middle-high school.
On Tuesday evening, they have another chance to decide whether to move forward or again press the pause button.
First-year Superintendent Jason McCandless used the opportunity of an often routine report on enrollment to talk about concerning long-term decline in student population that the two-town district can foresee over the next couple of decades.
Last week, Mount Greylock went to fully remote learning all three of its schools after the county's 14-day COVID-19 test positivity rate reached 3.01 percent, just north of the 3 percent threshold for remote learning in the September MOA.
Mount Greylock Regional School District Superintendent Jason McCandless on Thursday notified families that Lanesborough Elementary and Williamstown Elementary will be going remote because of an increase in the county's COVID-19 positivity rate.