Major Meeting on School Futures . . .

“BEST” COMMITTEE TO PRESENT RECOMMENDATIONS — Monday, December 12 is the date for the first public presentation ofone-room-school-house-layer sustainability recommendations for the Mohawk Trail  Regional School District (MTRSD) by the District’s “BEST” committee.  “BEST” stands for Building, Education, Sustainability and Trust, and is a committee of 14 members, all of whom have direct involvement in the dealings of the MTRSD. 

The meeting, which will convene at Mohawk Auditorium at 7:00 pm, will focus on recommendations developed over the course of the past 10 months as BEST and its various subcommittees have met to grapple with the issue of how to keep the schools alive, efficient, successful and thriving in the face of economic and population issues.

 Please Note

There will be a follow-up meeting for discussion of the particular impact of the “BEST” proposals on the towns of Hawley and Charlemont at 7:00 pm. on Thursday, January 5 at Hawlemont School.

Recommendations that will be aired at this meeting will include a multi-phase efficiency program:

Consolidating all grades at the Mohawk campus
Possible closing of the Heath Elementary School
Integrating all District 6th graders into the Mohawk Middle School 
Consolidating all PK to Grade 5 students into two schools 
An ongoing focus on reducing transportation costs. 

The BEST Committee will also be recommending a concurrent emphasis on . . .

Refining the educational Mission and vision for the district.
Working with the MA Rural Schools Coalition on a supportive legislative agenda 
Increased sharing of personnel and resources between districts
Creation of an alumni network for fund-raising and morale

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