Sophomores, juniors and seniors at Mount Greylock Regional School will begin the year with remote learning if the district moves forward with a plan favored by its interim superintendent.

IBerkshires.com reports that Robert Putnam told the School Committee on Wednesday that he will submit the plan to state authorities on Friday.

Putnam said it is a difficult decision with priorities for social and emotional wellness and academic integrity coming into conflict. But he is acting on the recommendation of the instructional working group that the district has looking at back-to-school plans this summer in formulating the response he plans to send to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Putnam indicated that the district is leaning toward rotation by days for the start of the school year. And he said that an analysis of the district's vacation calendar shows that neither cohort would be disadvantaged under the plan; the district has five planned days off on Mondays and Tuesdays and five planned days that fall on Thursdays and Fridays.

There is a zoom meeting set for today which the public can access, the info is below.

Mount Greylock Regional School District School Committee
Location: Remote Zoom meeting Date:Friday, July 31, 2020
Time: 2:30pm
Per Governor Baker’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law,
M.G.L. c. 30A sec. 20, the public will not be allowed to physically access this School
Committee meeting.
The public can access the meeting virtually here:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/93424434230?pwd=Qy9qblJXamRoc3AwLzBrZmFPUmNJUT09
Meeting ID: 934 2443 4230
Passcode: 265260

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School Committee meetings can also be viewed on MGRSD YouTube Channel

and are broadcast on WilliNet TV Channel 1302 in Williamstown.

Special Open Session Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Mission: At Mount Greylock Regional School District, our mission is to create a
community of learners working together in a safe and challenging learning environment
that encourages restorative based processes, respect, inclusive diversity, courtesy,
integrity, and responsibility through high expectations and cooperation resulting in
life-long learning and personal growth.
III. Public Comment (20 minutes)
IV. 2020-2021 Academic Year Calendar discussion VOTE
V. Summative Presentation from Carrie Greene (Meet & Greet Sessions)
VI. Selection of Superintendent of the Mount Greylock Regional School District VOTE
VII. Recess to contact selected candidate
VIII. Adjournment

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