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Pittsfield School Committee Accepts Fiscal 2021 Budget

he School Committee has accepted a fiscal 2021 budget that is level funded at $65,113,700 but fears further reductions in Chapter 70 could cause more cuts.

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BRPC Eliminates Community Assessment Increases

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission accepted an amended budget Thursday with no increases to community assessments.

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Clarksburg Finance Committee Recommends $4.6M Budget

The figures are mostly set but the committee did make some updates on Monday, including the information technology budget and a school line item. The meeting was held by teleconference as Town Hall is still closed.

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Williamstown Fire District Eyes Slight Decrease in Spending for FY21

The Prudential Committee, which oversees the district, at its Wednesday meeting, reviewed the FY21 spending plan and other warrant articles for the June 30 annual district meeting.

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Pittsfield School Budget Anticipates $1.4M in Cuts

School administrators on Wednesday outlined one vision of a level-funded budget that could eliminate just under 30 positions.

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Adams Preparing for 'Very Conservative' Budget for Fiscal 2021

The fiscal 2021 budget has to be approved at town meeting by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, which might prove difficult given the social distancing guidelines an auditorium full of people would violate every current regulation. If town meeting were postponed past that date, the town would have to revert back to its 2020 budget and work on a month-to-month basis.

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North Adams Budget Projections Raise Specter of Great Recession

That's the worst-case scenario that Mayor Thomas Bernard said he and his financial team are keeping in mind as they look at possible losses on the order of $2.6 million.

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Pittsfield School Committee Sees Level-Funded Budget

Last week, administrators came before the School Committee empty handed because with the COVID-19 pandemic essentially resetting the state budget, they had little context to build their own budget.

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Hoosac Valley School Committee Accepts Fiscal 2021 Budget

The Hoosac Valley Regional School Committee has accepted a $20.1 million budget for fiscal 2021 that will mean the loss of 20 positions.

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North Adams Schools Preparing Alternative Budget Plans

A preliminary budget with a 1.5 percent increase to maintain level services had already been presented. That's now off the table as schools are shuttered until at least May 4 if not longer and Beacon Hill had barely made headway with the fiscal 2021 spending plan before the spreading novel coronavirus put everyone on an emergency footing.

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Mount Greylock Sends Budget With Slightly Smaller Ask to Member Towns

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.

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Hoosac Valley May Eliminate 22 Positions to Keep Level Budget

The $20,100,111 spending plan presented Monday by Superintendent Aaron Dean represents only a $625 increase over fiscal 2020.

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Mount Greylock Proposes Smaller Budget to Lanesborough

Finance Committee Chairwoman Jodi-Lee Szczepaniak Locke was impressed by the inclusion of all levels of the administration in the process.

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Hoosac Valley Braces for Potential Budget Cuts to Close $480K Gap

Superintendent Aaron Dean said he is having ongoing discussions with his administrative team and is working through different budget scenarios that he will present to the towns.

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Williamstown Finance Committee Begins Review of FY21 Budget

The Finance Committee on Wednesday began its annual review of the town's spending plan that will be put before voters at May's annual town meeting.

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McCann Budget Benefits From Increase in State Aid

The School Committee approved the $10,038,602 budget on Thursday that although is almost 5 percent more than the fiscal 2020 budget of $9,564,727 reflects a near $331,000 increase in state aid.

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