Berkshire Trail Elementary School in Cummington to close at end of school year
After a nearly four-hour meeting at Nessacus Regional Middle
School, a divided Central Berkshire Regional School District School
Committee on Thursday narrowly voted to close the school, which
currently houses 74 students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5
and a staff of 18.
The majority of students who attend the school will be bused to
Craneville Elementary School in Dalton starting next September.
The 8-6 vote followed presentations by Superintendent Robert
Putnam and Business Administrator Melissa Falkowski, both of which
painted the picture of a district in a serious financial bind.
According to preliminary budget projects, the closure of Berkshire
Trail will result in $700,000 in savings off the fiscal 2016
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