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NAdams approves Adams-Wells change

May 10, 2012

North Adams Schools Superintendent Dr. Wylie Sirk

    At this week's meeting of the North Adams School Board, Superintendent Dr. Wylie Sirk brought the board up to speed on the reorganization process of the Adams-Wells Special Services Cooperative program.
    The group, which involves three school districts in both Adams and Wells Counties, will all be affected by several resolutions (which will need to be passed by all six school boards to be effective).
    By 5-0 votes, the North Adams board okayed five resolutions, including one which would cancel the Adams-Wells cooperative agreement effective June 30 of this year. After that proposal was approved, the  board then adopted a reorganization agreement along with a Joint Service and Supply Agreement.
    Dr. Sirk emphasized that "nothing really is going to change. We are still going to be providing the same services to the students who need them."
    He added there would be no reduction in personnel with the new organization and that the North Adams general fund wouldn't be affected since the money used for the Special Services Cooperative come from state and federal sources.

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