Southern Berkshire School District takes next step for consolidation committee

Southern Berkshire Superintendent Beth Regulbuto and School Committee Vice Chair Jonathan Bruno during the board’s Jan. 30 meeting.
Photo by Ted Remsnyder

SHEFFIELD — The Southern Berkshire School Committee took the next step in creating a Regional School District Planning Board to study a potential consolidation with the Berkshire Hills Regional School District at its meeting last week.

During the meeting on Thursday, Jan. 30, the school committee unanimously passed a resolution to form the planning board comprising towns of Sheffield, Monterey, New Marlborough, Alford and Egremont.

If approved by all entities involved, the 24-person planning committee would include eight three-person committees, with the Berkshire Hills district represented by Great Barrington, Stockbridge and West Stockbridge.

The resolution came in response to a letter from Nadine Hawver, chairperson of the 8 Town School Consolidation Committee, which was previously formed to explore the possibility of consolidating the two local districts.

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