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Greenfield school board considers backup plan in superintendent search

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Worried that one of the two remaining school superintendent finalists may pull out of contention, the Greenfield School Committee will begin looking for an interim leader for next year in case it has to reopen its search. School board members stressed Tuesday that they still hope either Jordana Harper-Ewert or James O’Shea will be the right fit to succeed retiring Superintendent Susan Hollins. But after two superintendent finalists … 0

Greenfield school board to talk superintendent finalists tonight

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee will meet tonight to discuss the two superintendent finalists vying to succeed retiring school department leader Susan Hollins. School board members will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room and will report on the visits they took last week to the host districts of Jordana Harper-Ewert, a chief schools officer in Springfield, and James … 0

Greenfield school board OKs 4.7% budget increase

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee has approved a budget that increases spending by 4.7 percent from last year, even with Mayor William Martin, the school board’s chairman, stating he plans to allocate a smaller amount. Member John Lunt said that the school board should vote on whatever amount it felt was necessary to accommodate a rising enrollment. The other members agreed, voting … 0

Greenfield school board hires consultant, seeking superintendent search committee members

Thursday, November 14, 2013

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee has decided to hire the Massachusetts Association of School Committees as a consultant for its upcoming superintendent search. At the same time, the school board is now accepting applications for members to join a local superintendent search committee, which will work with … 0

Greenfield school board has competition in superintendent search

Friday, November 8, 2013

GREENFIELD — As the Greenfield School Committee begins searching for its next superintendent, it will do so along with nearly 40 other districts in Massachusetts, said the department’s attorney. Peter Smith told the school board that according to Glenn Koocher, the executive director of the Massachusetts Association of … 0

Greenfield schools to examine nurse policy

Thursday, November 7, 2013

GREENFIELD — For the second time in four months, the Greenfield School Committee has been asked to look into nurse staffing issues in the town’s schools. Greenfield Education Association representatives told school board members at a Tuesday subcommittee … 0

Police investigate high school threat Thursday

Thursday, November 7, 2013

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Police Department was investigating a threat at the Greenfield High School on Thursday, but administrators said that the school was safe. School officials told families in a robocall Thursday morning that the threat had been assessed and that the school would be secure during … 0

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Monday, October 21, 2013

In this feature photo, Alex Taraburca, a seventh-grade student in the Greenfield Math and Science Academy, launches his water-powered bottle rocket into the air at Green River Park on Monday. His partner first had to pump enough pressure … 0

Greenfield school officials praise Hollins

Friday, October 11, 2013

GREENFIELD — From the creation of new school programs to her advocacy for a new high school, the work of Superintendent Susan Hollins was praised by administrators this week. Hollins announced Wednesday that she’ll retire by the end of this school year. And while many have questioned her … 0

Greenfield superintendent Susan Hollins to retire by end of school year

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

GREENFIELD — Susan Hollins, who has led Greenfield schools since 2008, will step away from the school department by the end of this school year. Hollins wrote in a letter to Mayor William Martin, chairman of the School … 0

Greenfield school board delays vote on innovative preschool program

Friday, September 13, 2013

GREENFIELD ­— The Greenfield School Committee has postponed a decision to grant its preschool program innovation school status, which means there won’t be an easy fix in the dispute over teachers’ work schedules. For the past five years, the Academy of Early Learning faculty has restructured their schedules … 0

Greenfield schools begin supt. search

Thursday, September 12, 2013

GREENFIELD ­— The Greenfield School Committee will soon start a superintendent search — while simultaneously evaluating the school department’s current leader, Susan Hollins. Neither Hollins nor the school board are ruling out a seventh Greenfield school year for the superintendent in 2014. But because her one-year contract calls … 0