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July 26 Deadline for Mount Greylock School Committee Nominations

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.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Member: Widen Audience for Diversity Discussion

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.

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Williamstown Elementary, Mount Greylock Principals Outline Budget Priorities

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.

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Mount Greylock School Committee OKs Additional 90K for Storage Building

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee unanimously authorized using an additional $90,000 of Williams College's capital gift funds for a storage building at the middle/high school.

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Mount Greylock District Aims to Increase Sense of Belonging for All Families

Recent reports of racist incidents at Williamstown Elementary School prompted a discussion at the Mount Greylock School Committee on Thursday.

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Enrollments Up at Lanesborough, Williamstown Elementary Schools

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.

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Mount Greylock School Committee OKs Mask Agreement with Union

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday approved an agreement with its union to require face coverings of all staff while inside school buildings when classes begin next month.

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Mount Greylock District Requiring Students to Wear Face Coverings

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.

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Mount Greylock Schools Present Improvement Plans to School Committee

Lanesborough Elementary School is hoping to form community partnerships to help teach its pupils about sustainability.

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Mount Greylock District Builds Diversity Training Days Into 2021-22 Calendar

He said the alternative to building half days into the school year would be to extend the labor contract to create non-classroom days solely for professional development.

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Lanesborough's Johnson Departs Mount Greylock School Committee

For the fourth time in two years, a member of the seven-person Mount Greylock Regional School Committee has resigned mid-term.

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Mount Greylock School District Sets Quarantine, Testing Policy for Out-of-State Travelers

By a vote of 6-1, the committee OKed a policy for the district developed in consultation with local physicians, the district's union and local boards of health.

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Mount Greylock School District Tightens Mask Policy

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Thursday updated the policy the district put in place last summer to clarify what constitutes an acceptable face mask and when those masks must be worn.

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AG's Office Finds Mount Greylock School Committee Violated Open Meeting Law

An assistant attorney general in the AGO's Division of Open Government notified the district and iBerkshires.com of the complaint's resolution via email on Monday afternoon.

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Pool Testing in Lanesborough-Williamstown Schools Yields Negatives

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.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Focuses on Elementary Funding Requests

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.

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Mount Greylock Committee on Remote vs. Hybrid Question Remains Secret

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.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Talks about Long-Term COVID Costs

The Mount Greylock School Committee last week talked about the toll that last classroom time is having on learners and the financial cost the district might incur to fill some of the learning gaps.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Hears from Public on Turf Question

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.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Talks About Long-Term Enrollment Trend

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.

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McCandless: District, Union Working to Improve COVID-19 Agreement

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.

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Mount Greylock Subcommittee Asks Questions about Proposal to Draw Up Field Bid Documents

The Mount Greylock School Committee wants a little more information before ordering new construction bid documents for an overhaul to the athletic fields at the middle-high school.

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Hike in County's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drives Mount Greylock District to Remote Learning

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.

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Greene Wins Seat on Mount Greylock School Committee

Carolyn Greene will finish the last two years of a four-year term on Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.

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Elfenbein Named to Mount Greylock Regional School Committee

Lanesborough resident Curtis Elfenbein on Wednesday was appointed to fill two years of an unexpired term on the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.