Greenfield Public Schools
Composting bins at Sunderland Elementary School, similar to those Greenfield's schools will receive. Submitted Photo/Amy Donovan

Greenfield schools to start composting waste

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

GREENFIELD — With a state grant in hand, Greenfield’s seven public schools will soon be the latest in Franklin County to begin turning their food waste into usable compost this winter. The new program’s launch will help the district join the other 16 schools in the county that have begun similar programs to recycle food and paper waste generated by … 0

Greenfield graduation returns to renovated high school

Friday, January 15, 2016

GREENFIELD — Students at Greenfield High School will graduate on their own turf once more, with the ceremony planned to be held for the first time inside the new High School on Barr Avenue this year. While the new facility was under construction, Superintendent Jordana Harper said graduation has been held at Greenfield … 0

Farrell elected chair of school committee

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Public School Committee newcomer Tim Farrell, who has 15 years of experience serving in public office, was unanimously elected chairman during the new committee’s first meeting Wednesday night. Addressing the committee as he accepted the nomination, Farrell said his experience as a former town selectman, the chairman of the Greenfield … 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