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Pittsfield Councilors Say Superintendent Selection Sets City Back

Several city councilors are crying foul over a superintendent of schools search process that ended with the internal candidate being selected. The School Committee had failed the city's students, they said, and "would move Pittsfield backward."

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Interim Superintendent Joseph Curtis Offered Pittsfield Superintendent Position

Curtis was selected from four candidates on a 4-3 vote with Mayor Linda Tyer, Daniel Elias, William Cameron and Chairwoman Katherine Yon voting in his favor.

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Pittsfield Superintendent Search Committee Has First Meeting

Liz Lafond, a consultant on superintendent searches for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, laid out a timeline the newly formed search committee on Thursday.

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Mount Greylock Superintendent Succession Topic in Exec Session

That meeting was one of four held in executive session for the stated purpose of conducting contract negotiations with nonunion personnel, specifically the superintendent.

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PPS Considering MASC For Superintendent Search

The School Committee will review its options for the upcoming superintendent search but is leaning toward using the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

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Pittsfield to Begin Superintendent Search in the Fall

The committee voted Wednesday to table the superintendent search discussion until its September meeting allowing them time to focus on opening the schools.

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Pittsfield Picks Interim Super; Retains McCandless for Full 90 Days

The School Committee on Thursday voted to appoint Deputy Superintendent Joseph Curtis as interim superintendent and to hold outgoing Superintendent Jason McCandless to his 90-day notice.

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Mount Greylock Offers Superintendent Post to Pittsfield's McCandless

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee Friday voted 6-0-1 to offer its vacant supinentendent post to current Pittsfield Superintendend Jason “Jake” McCandless.

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Pittsfield Superintendent a Finalist for Mount Greylock Post

Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless is one of three candidates for the vacant superintendent position in the Mount Greylock Regional School District.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Charts 'Expedited' Superintendent Hiring Process

On Friday, the panel heard an orientation to the superintendent search selection process from representatives of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

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Mount Greylock Hopes to Hire Superintendent in Less Than a Month

The committee decided to post a job opening for a two- to three-year appointment with a deadline of July 24 or 27 for applications and a hope of having a new superintendent in place in early August.

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Mount Greylock Superintendent Grady Steps Down

In an email sent to the Lanesborough-Williamstown district's community on Saturday afternoon, Grady confirmed what had been implied by an agenda item posted for a special School Committee meeting on Monday morning: She is leaving the district after 10 years as an administrator.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Appears Poised to Part Ways with Another Superintendent

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee appears to be preparing to hire a new superintendent without having announced the status of its current superintendent.

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Mount Greylock Names Putnam Interim Superintendent

Chair Christina Conry announced after the committee met in executive session for 38 minutes that Superintendent Kimberley Grady is on an indefinite medical leave.

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Hoosac Valley School Officials See Superintendent Evaluation

Superintendent Aaron Dean provided the committee with a presentation Monday and outlined his proposed assessment system and the goals it included.

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Alicandri Siblings Take Top Drury High Spot Two Years in a Row

Francisco Alicandri, a senior and the student representative on the School Committee, was presented with the Superintendent's Certificate for Academic Excellence on Tuesday. His sister, Vincienza, had earned the same honor last year.

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McCandless Staying on as Pittsfield Superintendent of Schools

Mayor Linda Tyer, while appearing on Live 95.9's "Slater and Marjo in the Morning" on Friday, said the superintendent isn't leaving the area.

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Pittsfield Superintendent Seeking New Opportunities

After McCandless' evaluation by the School Committee on Wednesday, he confirmed that he is a finalist for the superintendent's position of the Silver Lake Regional School District in Kingston, just north of Plymouth.

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Cheshire Welcomes New School Superintendent Aaron Dean

There has been frequent turnover in the position lately. Dean is the third person to hold the top education post in as many years but says he's in for the long haul.

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