Southern District school moves toward district consolidation

(Record file photo) From left, Berkshire Hills superintendent Peter Dillon, Southern Berkshire superintendent Beth Regulbuto, and Southern Berkshire school committee chair Jane Burke.

EGREMONT — While most Southern Berkshire school committee members stopped short of expressing support for a consolidation with Berkshire Hills Regional School District, all 10 committee members agreed that there’s no reason not to open up a dialogue.

“I don’t like talking,” school committee Vice Chairman Jon Bruno retorted at the committee’s Thursday meeting. “But I like listening.”

School committee chairperson Jane Burke and Southern Berkshire superintendent Beth Regulbuto agreed at the meeting that they will draft a response letter to Berkshire Hills agreeing to join a Regional Planning Board, which will be presented for editing and approval by the school committee at their upcoming July 11 meeting.

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