Dean’s leave, unclear code, different policies at SBRSD concern parents

Kurt DeGrenier (left), dean of students at Mt. Everett.
Kurt DeGrenier (left), dean of students at Mt. Everett.

SHEFFIELD — Students and parents alike at Mt. Everett High School have expressed dissatisfaction and surprise over new safety policies and procedures.

Parents say they were not notified of these new changes, while Superintendent Beth Regulbuto says there was ample time for discussion and transparency.

Some teachers have also voiced frustration during the first few weeks of school. Science and technology teacher Jim Berlstein posted on his Facebook page that he was feeling a hostile work environment at the schools.

“For 18 years I have worked in a wonderful and productive educational environment,” Berlstein wrote. “ALL of that is changing this year. We are now enduring a… hostile work environment,”

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