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 […]

South Egremont school takes center stage during regional roundtable talk

South Egremont school takes center stage during regional roundtable talk

SHEFFIELD — As the South Egremont Village School repair project moves into the bidding phase, questions regarding a minimum number of students needed to make its future program financially feasible are being raised. During a much-needed and cathartic regional round table conversation between representatives from the Southern Berkshire Regional School District and its five towns […]

Southern Berkshire plans to review regional agreement

Southern Berkshire plans to review regional agreement

By Cory Willey SHEFFIELD — The Southern Berkshire Regional School District school committee has set upon a path to review the district’s regional agreement. The committee’s unanimous vote took place during its regularly scheduled Nov. 9 meeting, establishing a subcommittee – titled the Regional Agreement Review committee – tasked with reviewing the district’s establishing document. Art […]

Egremont selectmen talk future with district chief

Egremont selectmen talk future with district chief

EGREMONT — Town officials met with Southern Berkshire Regional School District Superintendent Beth Regulbuto for an introductory discussion and touched on the future of the South Egremont Village School, consolidation of schools and educational opportunities. The discussion took place during the selectmen’s regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 28. The meeting is part of Regulbuto’s outreach […]

Monterey officials curious about schoolhouse action

Monterey officials curious about schoolhouse action

SHEFFIELD — The Monterey Select Board is seeking a decision regarding the future of the Monterey School from the Southern Berkshire Regional School District School Committee. In a letter to the committee dated July 19, the members of the select board requested that the SBRSD School Committee come forward with its plans for the kindergarten […]