Mount Greylock Superintendent Jason McCandless and Business Administrator Joe Bergeron on Wednesday presented the regional district's $25.6 million fiscal 2022 spending plan to the town body for review.
Member towns Lanesborough and Williamstown will be sent FY22 assessments that call for increases of 2 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively, over their FY21 assessments under the spending plan passed by the committee on a 7-0 vote.
The budget does not, for now at least, include creating a new districtwide position focused on diversity. Superintendent Jake McCandless told the committee that the district needs to do more planning to decide what that position might look like before it takes the step of creating a job description.
Mount Greylock Superintendent Jason McCandless and Business Manager Joe Bergeron met virtually with the town panel — not to discuss specifics of the FY22 budget the district is formulating but to discuss some of the inputs that help build that budget.
Just days before the district was forced to close its schools' doors to students because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, school officials presented the budget at a lightly attended hearing in the meeting room of the middle-high school.