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Building Project Update (Part 5)

Building Project Update (Part 5)

January 18, 2017


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As the weather stays cold, the Mt. Greylock Regional School building project is heating up. Phase Three of the project began after Christmas break with concrete pours for the foundation of the academic wing. Inside the building, the design for the academic wing is nearing completion. Said Principal Mary...

Update on the Building Project (Part 4)

Update on the Building Project (Part 4)

December 20, 2016


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The Mt. Greylock Regional High School Building project is progressing to include visibly moving earth beyond the construction fence, as students looking outside of science classrooms in the back hallway can see. Beyond the construction, members of the school building committee, design teams, and Principal Mar...

Update on the Building Project (Part 3)

Update on the Building Project (Part 3)

December 2, 2016


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As outside temperatures drop and students transition into winter sports, the Mt. Greylock Building Project is beginning a new stage. The main task the project faces at this stage in its development is facilitating a seamless transition from the old building to the new one, with the main issue being ...

Update on the Building Project (Part 2)

Update on the Building Project (Part 2)

October 24, 2016


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Value Engineering As October draws to a close, the new school building project at Mt. Greylock is moving steadily along. The most notable ongoing process in the project is value engineering, used in many construction projects to keep the job under budget and on schedule. Principal Mary MacDonald says the...

Update on the Building Project

Update on the Building Project

October 17, 2016


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Students entering the building two weeks ago may have noticed the signature entryway being ripped off the old front entrance of Mt. Greylock. This is just one of the many steps in creating a brand new building, set to open completely in the fall of 2018. Phase One of the four Phase plan began earlier t...

Lanesborough Voters Pass Debt Exclusion Vote

Lanesborough Voters Pass Debt Exclusion Vote

March 16, 2016


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On Tuesday, March 15, Lanesborough voted to exclude the new Mt. Greylock School building project from Proposition 2 ½. The final total was 633 “yes” votes to 499 “no” votes. The 1,132 voters who turned out to vote on the school project outnumbered the 855 voters who voted in the presidential p...

Public Forums During Directed Studies

Public Forums During Directed Studies

March 1, 2016


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On Tuesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 4, Principal Mary MacDonald and Building Committee member Carrie Greene presented the status of Mt. Greylock’s new building project to the high school and middle school directed studies. MacDonald pursued a transparent policy, informing Mt. Greylock students...

Debt Exclusion Votes Upcoming in Towns

Debt Exclusion Votes Upcoming in Towns

February 29, 2016


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On Tuesday, March 1 in Williamstown and Tuesday, March 15 in Lanesborough, voters will go to the polls to determine the fate of Mt. Greylock’s building project. If the vote passes, there will be a tax increase in both towns to help defray the cost of the building and construction will move forward ...

MSBA Approves Building Plan

MSBA Approves Building Plan

February 23, 2016


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On Wednesday, January 27, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) approved the proposed building project for Mt. Greylock Regional High School. With a unanimous vote, the MSBA board authorized a $32,491,074 grant. Earlier in January, the Mt. Greylock School Committee accepted a $64.8 mill...

Budget Update

December 18, 2015


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The Mount Greylock administration is evaluating fiscal year seventeen earlier than past years. The administration tries to take into account the situation of the building, costs from each curriculum, expanding programs, while leaving room for unexpected costs. The building is an exceptionally important...

Williamstown and Lanesborough Re-Evaluate Regional Agreement

Williamstown and Lanesborough Re-Evaluate Regional Agreement

November 20, 2015


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In 1958, the towns of Williamstown and Lanesborough signed a regional agreement, forming a partnership that allowed the two towns to join in building Mt. Greylock High School. The agreement lays out the rules that govern the school district and its financial policies. The towns revise the agreem...

Building Committee Ready to Take Next Steps

Building Committee Ready to Take Next Steps

September 23, 2015


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On the 9th of September, the Mount Greylock School Building Committee (SBC) met with the Massachusetts School Building Association (MSBA). The MSBA is an organization that helps fund and organize building renovation and construction in public schools across the state. Based on the positive feedback the ...

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