Officials are hoping that Egremont School can reopen this month

Officials are hoping that Egremont School can reopen this month

EGREMONT — The Southern Berkshire Regional School District and the town of Egremont have reached an agreement to begin the process to re-open the South Egremont School, which has been plagued by concerns of lead paint since last summer. As part of the Jan. 15 agreement, the district will pay to have the interior of […]

4 Southern District towns oppose hasty Egremont School reopening

4 Southern District towns oppose hasty Egremont School reopening

School committee still plans January classes SHEFFIELD — Four of the five towns that make up the Southern Berkshire Regional School District have told the school committee that in no way will they approve letting children back in the Egremont School until it gets a spotless clean bill of health. That was the concerted message […]

Southern District asking to be indemnified for suits in school lead paint issues Lawyers believe neither district nor Egremont can be liable-free if children develop problems

Southern District asking to be indemnified for suits in school lead paint issues Lawyers believe neither district nor Egremont can be liable-free if children develop problems

SHEFFIELD —A motion made by E. Bonnie Silvers and approved by the Southern Berkshire Regional School District school committee includes a clause that deems the district and the school committee harmless for the wellbeing of the children attending the school district. The clause was part of a larger motion that provided updates and new proposals […]

Schoolhouse receives another lead paint report, safety conclusions remain vague

Schoolhouse receives another lead paint report, safety conclusions remain vague

EGREMONT —A preliminary report commissioned to determine the extent of harmful lead paint in the historic Egremont School found that two dozen items were rated “poor.” In some instances, X-ray fluorescence analysis determined that exterior woodwork had alarmingly high ratings and were deemed unsafe. The report, dated Sept. 24 and prepared by ATC Group Services […]

South Egremont School will not open for first day of classes due to district concerns over lead paint

South Egremont School will not open for first day of classes due to district concerns over lead paint

SHEFFIELD — The South Egremont Village School won’t be open for the first day of classes on Aug. 29 due to the Southern Berkshire Regional School District’s safety concerns over the possible presence of lead in the historic building. The school is still slated to host an early-kindergarten and kindergarten program during the 2018-2019 school […]