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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.

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Mount Greylock School Committee: No Need to Gauge Community Support for Fields Project

The committee learned Thursday that its architects had not yet given the district a price for drafting new detailed design documents needed for a request for proposals to do upgrades to Mount Greylock's athletic fields.

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Mount Greylock District Enrollment Down, School-Year Start Survey Positive

Chapter 70, the commonwealth's major state aid program to districts, and Chapter 71, transportation aid, both could be affected negatively by a decline in enrollment.

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Mount Greylock Superintendent Succession Topic in Exec Session

That meeting was one of four held in executive session for the stated purpose of conducting contract negotiations with nonunion personnel, specifically the superintendent.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Debates Public Access to Meeting Packets

Last month, the committee heard a public comment drafted by iBerkshires.com reporter Stephen Dravis that questioned why the body refuses to post supporting material for topics under discussion at public meetings prior to the meeting.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Schedules Friday Meeting to Settle Turf Field Question

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee could decide as soon as next Friday to put an artificial turf field project out to bid.

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Lanesborough's DiLego Resigns From Mount Greylock School Committee

Citing politics and personal agendas that hamper the work of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee, Lanesborough resident Regina DiLego has announced she is stepping down from the panel.

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UPDATE: Williamstown Moves to Gray; No Change Triggered for Mount Greylock Schools

Families in the Mount Greylock Regional School District will be keeping a close eye on the latest release of the commonwealth's community COVID-19 ranking model on Wednesday evening.

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Mount Greylock Subcommittee Backing Off Field Advisory Group Plan

The finance subcommittee of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee last week discussed abandoning plans to recommend the full committee appoint an advisory panel to answer questions the elected officials had about a proposal to build an artificial turf field at the middle-high school.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Gets Report on Start of School Year

The School Committee last Thursday heard that things are going as well as can be expected as the PreK-12 district re-invents the way it teaches students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mount Greylock Tapping Reserves to Cover High Cost of COVID-19 Expenses

Business Manager Joe Bergeron laid out the known budget impacts and talked about some of the costs still to come, and the price tag is steep: $680,000 at the moment.

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Mount Greylock School Committee 'Ticket': No Intent To Be Divisive

In all, there are four School Committee seats up for grabs in November. One, the lone seat for a Lanesborough resident up for election this cycle, has a single candidate, Michelle Johnson, running unopposed for a four-year term.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Passes Modified Agreement with Union

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday night approved a number of modifications to the memorandum of agreement with the district's union about procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mount Greylock School Committee OKs Agreement with Union on Start of School

A divided Mount Greylock Regional School Committee Tuesday approved a memorandum of agreement with the districtís union that lays out the plan for the start of the school year for students this month.

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Mount Greylock Still Negotiating with Union on Return to Classes

After meeting in executive session for more than 2 1/2 hours, the seven-member panel returned to open session to inform the audience viewing its virtual meeting that it would not, as planned, be taking a vote on a memorandum of agreement with the Mount Greylock Educators Association.

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Candidates Set for Mount Greylock School Committee

This week, the district released the names of the candidates who have been certified for the ballot.

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Mount Greylock Teachers Union Nixes Notion of 'Public' Negotiations

Szymanski, the acting president of MGEA, questioned not only the result of Thursday's School Committee meeting but the process by which it was achieved.

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Mount Greylock Adds Day in High School, Splits Elementary Days

The committee did not disclose a starting date for McCandless, who currently is the superintendent of the Pittsfield Public Schools. Pittsfield has voted to hold McCandless to the 90-day notice in his contract.

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