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Mohawk Supt. ranked ‘proficient’

Superintendent gets graded by school board

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee ranked its school superintendent as “proficient,” under a new evaluation system that included both a checklist on various superintendent skills and a comment portion on the superintendent’s performances and goals.

As has been true of past annual evaluations, Superintendent Michael Buoniconti received the highest evaluation ratings for management and operations while scoring some “needs improvement” comments for “Family and Community Engagement.” Still, most School Committee members noted that Buoniconti has made improvements in communication and outreach to the school system’s nine towns.

One of the Mohawk initiatives for reaching out to the community will be a revamping of the district’s website. Although school officials believe at least 80 percent of the school community has Internet access, some School Committee members noted that only dial-up service is available in some areas of town, and that some households within Internet-accessible regions still rely on other sources for their community news.

Buckland eyes Mohawk garage site

BUCKLAND — Could a new Buckland town garage be sited on Mohawk Trail Regional School grounds? School and town officials have started talks on whether vacant school land to the north of the school is a feasible site for a future town garage. School Committee Chairman Robert Aeschback said a preliminary walk-through of the area has taken place, but that the town’s Conservation Commission has yet to weigh in on whether the presence of wetlands on part of the land would render it unsuitable for a town garage.

Buoniconti said mobile trailers that once served as a temporary home for the superintendent’s central office were housed there, before the building expansion in the 1990s. He said the land is only used for bonfires at certain student events.

Buckland’s town garage was closed in 2008 because of structural problems

The Highway Department has had to store much of its highway equipment outdoors during winter.

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