South Berkshire Holding Conversation on Possible Merger

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SHEFFIELD, Mass. —  A community-led conversation about a potential merger between Southern Berkshire and Berkshire Hills regional school districts is slated for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Mount Everett Regional School.
The meeting will be held in the Thomas A. Consolati Performing Arts Center and will include Superintendent Dr. Beth Regulbuto and school district leadership. 
The conversation will be regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas the public may have about the potential district merger.
"The objective of this conversation is for the School Committee to have an opportunity to gain perspective from the school community, to gather feedback and ideas, and to share what information people still need in order to make this decision for their family," said Regulbuto. "We hope that we can hear from as many stakeholder voices as possible as we navigate the future of education for our students and families in Southern Berkshire."
The meeting will be designed to work as a group discussion. School Committee Chair Bonnie Silvers said is encouraging a broad ranges of residents to attend. 
"I hope that eighth-graders, octogenarians, alumni, current and former teachers and staff, community leaders, business owners, individuals with no connection to the district beyond paying taxes, elected officials, fifth-generation local families, new parents, and even second-home owners see this as an opportunity to both weigh in on the current issue before us and to help us envision an even better education for all of our children," she said. 
To encourage parents with young children to attend the event in person, members of the National Honor Society will be onsite providing child care. A Zoom link will also be provided on the district website on Tuesday, for those who will not be able to join in person. 

To RSVP, contact SBRSD Administrative Assistant Lynette Gagnon at Lgagnon@sbrsd.

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Intersection Conflict Warning System Installation in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced it will be installing an intersection conflict warning system at Route 7 and the driveway of Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington. 
The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 27 and expected to conclude on Thursday, March 30, with work taking place each day from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work will take place at the school driveway and on the shoulders of Route 7.    
Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.
Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. 
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