The school district had been initially been selected by the MSBA in 2019 to consider a renovation or rebuild of Greylock School. But the state agency strongly advised against that after reviewing financial and enrollment data that questioned the need for three elementary schools.
Cote's education profile and design enrollment projections for the proposed school project were approved by the committee. Assistant Superintendent Kimberly Roberts-Morandi said the documents were expected to be submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority by the end of the month.
The Massachusetts School Building Authority invited the city into the eligibility stage last December and there were plans for the building committee to begin its work by spring. But this was cut short by the arrival of the novel coronavirus and the process was put on hold.
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.