Everyone who spoke recognized that the new Mount Greylock was the result of countless hours of volunteer effort and the support of voters in Lanesborough and Williamstown. And all acknowledged that while a new building is important, it is just part of the school's story.
The voters will have the ultimate say, in the first of what could be a two-stage vote in the member towns. A positive vote on Saturday will commit the district to the new Wahconah, with an estimated local price tag of about $42 million, after the Massachusetts School Building Authority determines its ultimate level of participation.
After a conference call with the Massachusetts School Building Authority on Tuesday, during which representatives from both towns were present, the district agreed to withdraw its consideration for an elementary school project.