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Mount Greylock District Weighs Wastewater Testing
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:36PM / Sunday, July 19, 2020
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The interim superintendent of the Mount Greylock Regional School District Tuesday expressed interest in pursuing wastewater testing as a method for identifying early the presence of COVID-19 at the district's three schools.   Robert Putnam was reacting to a suggestion from parent Foster Goodrich, who offered his comments during a meeting of the Education Subcommittee of the School Committee.   Goodrich told the panel that he works with engineering firm AECOM, one of the companies using wastewater analysis to test sewage, a strategy that the City of Pittsfield announced the week before that it will employ in the fight against the novel

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The Case for Community College
By Ellen Kennedy,
12:44PM / Saturday, July 18, 2020
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Community colleges remain the most accessible option for higher education and we know that, on average, community college students earn significantly more over their lifetimes than individuals who do not go to community college (according to the Community College Research Center).

Even in the face of COVID-19, Berkshire Community College, like other community colleges across the commonwealth, pivoted in the spring to ensure our students succeeded in pursuing their studies. The college made investments in faculty professional development and technology infrastructure to ensure our fall classes could be held in the safest, most accessible way while ensuring successful learning outcomes.

When

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Mount Greylock Interim Superintendent: State Pushing for In-Person Instruction
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:03PM / Thursday, July 16, 2020
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Baker administration is pushing school districts to form plans that allow all students to return to the classroom, according to comments from the interim superintendent of the Mount Gryelock Regional School District.   Speaking on Tuesday to the School Committee's Education Subcommittee, Robert Putnam said that while districts are required to create plans for the fall that would allow remote learning or a hybrid of remote and in-person instruction, the message from Boston is that the goal is to get students back in school buildings.   "The commissioner of education, Commissioner [Jeffrey] Riley, basically, he's prioritized getting kids

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St. Stan's Announces Fourth Period Honor Roll
10:02AM / Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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ADAMS, Mass. — St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Adams has announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2019-20 school year.

A student merits high honors for an average of 93 or higher. A student merits honors for an average between 85 and 92.

Grade Eight

Maggie Little, Joseph Roy, Athena Shafer

Ty Barrett, Nikolai Mendel

Grade Seven

Colin Daly, Logan Driscoll, Jacinta Felix, Mary Haight, Cole Maxwell, Noah McGrath, Joshua Touponce

Samuel McGrath

Grade Six

Gabrielle Driscoll, Timothy Kupiec, Andrew Meaney

Manuel Dupras, Ian Militello, Grace Perreault, Aidan Tremblay.

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Miss Hall's School Announces Head's List, Honor Roll
09:33AM / Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School has announced 56 local students among the 166 students schoolwide named to the Head's List and Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year, which ended May 22.

For Head's List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 92, with no single grade below B-plus.

For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.

Head's List

Ella Biancolo, Pittsfield; Emily Carmel, Pittsfield; Angela Guachione, Pittsfield; Meredith

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Pittsfield Schools to Begin Non-Renewal Recalls
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:08AM / Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Public Schools will begin recalling staff given non-renewal notices now that a budget is in place.    Superintendent Jason McCandless told the School Committee last week that there will be recalls of some of the 140 nonrenewal notices sent out prior to the passage of the $64 million budget.   "We will let them know their jobs are back and we look forward to having them with us," McCandless said.   Without a firm Chapter 70 education aid number to build a budget around, the city passed an education budget that relied on at least level state aid.   This version of the budget equates to the minimal loss of actual jobs,

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Mount Greylock Hopes to Hire Superintendent in Less Than a Month
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:06PM / Monday, July 13, 2020
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Monday morning agreed on an "expedited" timeline for hiring a new permanent superintendent and inadvertently revealed a possible violation of the Open Meeting Law by the committee in the process.   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.   On Saturday, July 11, the district sent community members an email from Kimberley Grady that said she is "stepping down" from the post. But the committee has never, in open session, acknowledged

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Mount Greylock Interim Superintendent: Health Plays 'Highest Role' in Reopening Plan
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:16AM / Monday, July 13, 2020
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  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School District officials Thursday sought to allay fears that the district's schools will reopen under any scenario where safety is not the first priority.   Interim Superintendent Robert Putnam walked the School Committee through the administration's planning process for the start of school in September during the body's Zoom-based meeting.   "First off, we want to make sure that medical and health play the highest role in our decisions," Putnam said. "We are committed to protecting anyone with comorbidities. We are committed to, basically, creating the conditions for and ensuring

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Mount Greylock Superintendent Grady Steps Down
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:04PM / Saturday, July 11, 2020
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School Superintendent Kimberley Grady has tendered her resignation.

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.

Grady said she was proud of the accomplishments of her administrative team and cited her health as one reason for her decision to leave.

"[O]ver the past two plus years the job of Superintendent was more than just running the schools within the District," Grady wrote in an email

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Mount Greylock School Committee Appears Poised to Part Ways with Another Superintendent
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:36AM / Saturday, July 11, 2020
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee appears to be preparing to hire a new superintendent without having announced the status of its current superintendent.   The committee has posted a single-item agenda for a special meeting for Monday, July 13, with the following business to be conducted: "Search process for the selection of a permanent Superintendent discussion VOTE."   The meeting will come one week to the day after the School Committee hired Robert Putnam to serve as interim superintendent while Kimberley Grady is out on medical leave.   School Committee Chair Christina Conry on Friday evening declined to comment on several

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