|Deadline Tuesday to File for Mount Greylock School Committee Election|
|By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff|
12:40PM / Wednesday, July 18, 2018
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Time is running out for anyone who wants to run for the newly constituted Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.
Nomination papers must be returned to the town clerks in Williamstown and Lanesborough by Tuesday, July 24, at 5 p.m.
The clerks will verify the signatures on the nominating positions throughout August in time to get candidates' names on the November ballot.
Candidates need to file nomination papers in each town of the two-town PreK-12 school district.
All seven seats on the School Committee will be up for election on Nov. 6.
Voters will choose two Williamstown residents for four-year terms and two Williamstown residents for two-year terms. Two of the Lanesborough vacancies in the first election will be four four-year terms, and one will be for a two-year term.
In subsequent elections, all seats will be four-year terms.
The entirely new School Committee is required because of last year's decision by the member towns to fully-regionalize what previously was a middle-high school regional school district.
The elementary school committees in Lanesborough and Williamstown ceased to exist on June 30; the preK-12 district is currently under the jurisdiction of a Transition Committee made up of members of the former elementary school committees and the former Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.
Nomination papers are available at Lanesborough Town Hall, Williamstown Town Hall and the district office, currently operating at Williamstown Elementary School because of the construction project at Mount Greylock.