Pittsfield Schools Face 140 Job Cuts
The City of Pittsfield public schools plan to cut nearly 140 educators and administrators from the district’s rosters to prepare for steep declines in state aid.
The Berkshire Eagle reports Superintendent Jake McCandless told the school board Wednesday night that the district does not intend to cut all of those positions, but the reductions have been set in motion to protect the district and the city against the very worst-case scenario.
On Another note, School officials in Pittsfield are leaning toward opening school in the fall using a mix of remote and in-person learning.
IBerkshires.com reports that Superintendent Jason McCandless outlined Wednesday what education could look like next school year depending on the state of the pandemic and said that they will likely reopen with a hybrid model.