Brosnan said the updated agreement ensures the future of the school's surgical technology program. He said the program's accrediting organization changed policy to require students have an associate's degree before sitting for their licensing and certification exam.
Led by students Cecilia Marszalek and Jakob Wood, students collected gifts and donations late last month to help students struggling in the aftermath of a destructive tornado. McCann Principal Justin Kratz said a total of 239 boxes were donated for the cause, weighing in at about 5,000 pounds.
Kratz detailed the changes at Thursday's Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School Committee meeting. The board unanimously approved both the new policy and the new application, which is available online and in paper form.
Principal Justin Kratz gave a detailed presentation to the committee, explaining how the teachers, staff and students battled through the pandemic and, perhaps, came out a little stronger on the other side.
On Thursday, the Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District Committee voted 10-1 to support a recommendation from Superintendent James Brosnan that the district follow to the letter a July 30 memo from the commonwealth's commissioner of education.