March 14 marks one month since the tragic shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Today is a day to solemnly remember the 14 students and 3 educators who were killed and to engage in reflection and civil discourse about preventing gun violence in schools. Divergent political views notwithstanding, we can unite… [Read More]
TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee gave tentative approval to a set of grant proposals that would allow the district — along with the Pioneer Valley Regional School District and the Franklin County Technical School — to study the possibility of shared services and regionalization. The grants, which are offered by the state’s… [Read More]
DEERFIELD, MA – An interim superintendent from New Hampshire and the regional director of an educational organization based in Massachusetts have been named as finalists for the Frontier Regional School Superintendent job. Lynn M. Carey, interim assistant superintendent of the Monadnock Regional School District in Swanzey, N.H., and Kathryn Thayer Clark, regional director of Springboard… [Read More]
GRANBY, MA – The School Committee voted Thursday night to offer the superintendent’s position to Sheryl Stanton after contract negotiations broke down with its first choice for the job. Stanton, now an assistant superintendent for the Southbridge schools, said Friday, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the community. Beyond that, we are moving… [Read More]
NORTH ADAMS, MA — North Adams Public Schools Superintendent James Montepare will announce his upcoming retirement at a School Committee meeting on Tuesday. Montepare, who has served as the district’s superintendent since his appointment in 2003, has been employed in the district for more than four decades.
DEERFIELD, MA — The Frontier Regional and Union 38 Superintendent Search Subcommittee on Thursday will continue its work toward hiring a replacement for outgoing superintendent Martha Barrett. The meeting will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the Frontier Regional School Media Center. It will focus on developing questions that the finalists will be asked during their… [Read More]
ATHOL, MA — Pending negotiations, Steven Meyer will be the new superintendent of the Athol-Royalston Regional School District. Athol Selectman and Athol-Royalston School Committee member Mitchell Grosky said that Meyer will take over the job in the coming school year, pending successful contract negotiations. “I think that bodes well for the future of the schools… [Read More]
Shelburne Falls, MA — Superintendents representing most of the 36 Franklin and Hampshire County public school districts gathered today to share with legislators their concerns about the impact of charter expansion on small and rural districts. Representative Stephen Kulik, (First Franklin District); and Senator Benjamin Downing, (Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden Districts) were presented an analysis… [Read More]
WESTFIELD, MA – Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Scallion announced Monday she plans to retire effective June 30, 2016. Scallion officially notified the School Committee of her intention Monday night. “This will give the committee the necessary and adequate time to prepare and launch a search for the new superintendent,” Scallion said.
ERVING, MA — After almost three decades in education, Jennifer Haggerty has begun her first school year in a building devoid of children. “It was my first time in 28 years that I had not been in a building with students. However, I did visit all of the schools on the first day and it… [Read More]