Gill-Montague Regional Schools

Gill-Montague Notebook

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gill-Montague Regional School Committee openings TURNERS FALLS — Three Gill-Montague Regional School Committee seats are up for election this spring, with nomination papers now available from the superintendent’s office at 35 Crocker Ave. Completed nomination papers are due in the superintendent’s office no later than 4 p.m. March 30. One three-year Gill resident seat and two three-year Montague resident seats are up for election, the seats currently held by Lesley … 0

At Gill-Montague schools, teacher cuts will increase class size

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — School community members defended positions on the cutting board as Gill-Montague Regional School District officials work to balance the budget. The preliminary budget approved by the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee in January cut 17.8 full-time positions and added the equivalent of three. Tuesday’s public hearing drew 27 community members. Karl Dziura, president of the Gill-Montague Education Association, the teachers union, … 0

Gill-Montague School District plans cuts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee on Thursday night approved an $18.3 million preliminary budget, including a number of layoffs at all district levels, but not including three cuts evidently feared. Addressing a full room with an audience of more than 30, School Committee Chairwoman Joyce Phillips said cuts circulated on Facebook didn’t make it into the final recommendation. Superintendent Michael … 1

G-M School Committee meeting Tuesday

Sunday, May 18, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee will meet Tuesday, in an exception to the usual pattern. The meeting follows Monday’s elections in Gill and Montague, with two incumbents and a newcomer running unopposed for seats on the committee, and will feature the annual board restructuring. The … 0

G-M school supt. gets good grades

Thursday, May 15, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The report cards are in, with an endorsement for first-year Superintendent Michael Sullivan from the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee. Overall, three of the nine members rated Sullivan’s performance as “exemplary,” two “highly proficient,” three “proficient,” … 0

Then there were two, again.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — After discussion of past political reasons for the change, the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee on Tuesday did away with the four-year-old concept of a single Montague Elementary School in two buildings, restoring discrete Hillcrest Elementary School and Sheffield Elementary School. The two buildings will no … 0

G-M budget passes, slashed to fit town estimates

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The budget that will go to the Gill and Montague town meetings this spring is tailored to the affordable assessment estimate from each, with multiple staff cuts. The budget, in the amount of $17,286,612, cuts the equivalent of 11 full-time positions — several of those … 0

G-M school budget proposes cutting 13 posts

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — A Gill-Montague Regional School District budget tailored to be affordable for the towns could eliminate 13 positions. That was part of the scenario Superintendent Michael Sullivan presented to the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee Tuesday night, … 0

G-M school budget meeting on Thursday

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee has scheduled a meeting Thursday, out of the regular schedule, on the topic of the budget for the upcoming school year. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. in the Turners Falls High School conference room. This year’s preliminary budget, … 0

Dropout rate down

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — District administrators announced this week that years of effort have paid off with a Turners Falls High School dropout rate below the state average. “We’ve recently learned that after many years of working ... we’ve reduced it to a rate that’s below the state average … 0

Gill-Montague early budget figure approved by committee

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — The starting point for the Gill-Montague Regional School District budget is almost a million dollars higher than the budget for the current year. The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee on Tuesday night voted 7-2 to accept the preliminary budget presented by the administration in the amount … 0