Buses, computers, supplies, and other miscellany from the Budget & Finance Subcommittee

I managed to catch pieces and parts of the School Committee’s Budget & Finance Subcommittee meeting this morning. The main agenda item for the meeting was an update on the FY211 budget, and GPS Business Manager Andy Paquette was at the meeting to review the report he had generated and answer the committee members’ questions.…

GPS has completed its first round of HVAC evaluations and remediations.

Last night’s School Committee meeting provided us with an update on the evaluation and remediation work on the HVAC systems in all of the school buildings in preparation for the return of students to in-person learning. Ben Cenedalla from Nexus Consulting joined the meeting to provide a summary of the report his company has compiled…

Greenfield Public Schools really needs to improve its communication around the re-opening plan.

I am watching the recording of last night’s School Committee meeting. I am only about twenty minutes into it, but the single public commenter’s remarks about communication from the district hit on a topic that has been bothering me as well. We are at some point in the district’s phased re-opening plan, and the only…

GPS Policy & Program Subcommittee meeting later today

The Policy & Program Subcommittee of the Greenfield School Committee is having one of its regular meetings later today. Here is the current agenda: Call to Order Public Comment Review Policies related to Policy Adoption and Processing BG: School Committee Policy Development BGB: Policy Adoption BGC: Policy Revision and Review Initiate Policy Action from Health…