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The Newton School. Recorder file photo/Micky Bedell

Newton School tour to celebrate centennial

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you went to Newton School and haven’t been back since you were 4 feet tall, the school is offering an opportunity for a look at what’s changed and what hasn’t from your new, elevated perspective. The chairs look impossibly small, for one thing. Newton School alumni are invited to tour the school on Wednesday at 11 a.m. … 0

Ready for the ‘photo finish’: New portion of GHS construction on time for Sept. 2 opening

Friday, August 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — The last pieces are falling into place on Lenox Avenue, where the new Greenfield High School has emerged from the cocoon of the old 1958 building over the past two years. Less a few final touches on the contractor’s punch list, the school should be ready for students on the first … 0

Expanded learning time grant renewed

Friday, August 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Public Schools have grant funding for another year of expanded learning time at local schools. Superintendent Jordana Harper said the district received word Tuesday that it will have $870,250 to continue the program in the coming school year at Newton School and Greenfield Middle School, including the Math and Science Academy. The grant is less than last year as the … 0

Greenfield school offices staying put for now

Thursday, August 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — School administrators will stay put for now in the Davis Street building. Amid ongoing talks over where and when to move the district offices and with the 141 Davis St. heating system on its last legs, … 0

GPS School Committee remembers Comenitz, looks for replacement

Thursday, August 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield School Committee members and the superintendent eulogized Jeffrey Comenitz for his qualities and efforts on the board, beginning the week’s monthly meeting with a moment of silence. Vice Chairwoman Francia Wisnewski said Comenitz was an … 0

Greenfield Public Schools’ new website live

Friday, July 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Schools have a new website, one parents might find easier to navigate. The new gpsk12.org has individual editorial control for the district’s departments and schools, and a Twitter feed down the side of … 0

Town, union in standoff over laid-off teachers’ canceled insurance

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — The lines of the original dispute between the union and town and school administration remain drawn essentially as they were at the start. A teacher’s union representative threatened legal action earlier this week, saying recently laid-off teachers unexpectedly lost health insurance they were entitled to through … 0

Greenfield teachers union threatens lawsuit

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield teachers union threatens legal action, saying members laid off this year have lost health insurance they were entitled to through the summer break. “The Greenfield Education Association has learned the Greenfield Schools are, with less than a week’s notice, canceling the health insurance policies … 0

No major changes to Greenfield Math and Science Academy in the fall

Saturday, June 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Math and Science Academy will remain where it is for the time being. At a special meeting Saturday morning, the Greenfield School Committee voted unanimously to defer any further relocation discussion until the end of … 0

Math & Science Academy meeting venue changed

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — The location for the special Greenfield School Committee meeting to discuss plans to divide and move the Math and Science Academy has changed again. The meeting is now to be held in the Greenfield Middle School library, per the agenda posted online Tuesday. The date and … 0

Greenfield approves school use fee change

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — Opponents of the school system’s new facilities fee policy were partially mollified by the addition of a clause giving the superintendent the option to waive the increased fees. The Greenfield School Committee approved the new policy, drafted by the Policy and Curriculum Subcommittee this month. Scott … 0

Math & Science Academy debate continues Sat.

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee will meet Saturday for a second crack at discussion of the Math and Science Academy. The committee was to discuss a proposal to restructure and move part of the academy at its regular monthly meeting June 10, but — reacting to questions … 0

Newton School may keep fourth-graders

Friday, June 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Newton Elementary School’s current third-graders may stay put in the fall, like their peers at the other Greenfield elementary schools, rather than moving to the middle school. Earlier left out of a planned return to a K-4 structure at the elementary schools due to a space … 0

Math and Science Academy move possible

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Stirred by rumors of a proposed closure or combination of the Math and Science Academy with the Greenfield Middle School, parents and staff turned out to Wednesday’s meeting of the Greenfield Public School Committee looking for answers, and left without them. The predominant rumor was near … 0

Rumors rule after Math and Science Academy discussion gets short shrift

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Math and Science Academy was a topic of sustained discussion at this week’s meeting of the Greenfield Public School Committee, but discussion was limited to rumors. The agenda for the meeting contained the acronym MSA … 0