PITTSFIELD — The School Committee’s budget that will expand pre-Kindergarten into every elementary school will be vetted at the City Council’s third budget hearing on Monday.
The spending plan includes $720,000 for the pre-K expansion, part of the proposed budget for the Pittsfield Public Schools that totals $67.3 million, an increase of $2.8 million over this years’ spending plan.
And at its meeting on Wednesday, the committee is slated to take a first step toward filling the position of deputy superintendent for the district, the post formerly held by Interim Superintendent Joseph Curtis, who is now becoming the permanent superintendent. Pittsfield High School Principal Henry Duval was serving as the deputy superintendent while Curtis was the interim chief.
But with Duval set to return to the principalship and Curtis soon to move on to permanent superintendent, the committee on Wednesday is expected to approve the job description for deputy superintendent, just one of several personnel decisions being made as this school year draws to a close.
The School Committee’s work this week comes on the heels of its decision to relax mask rules, in line with recent guidance released by the state, allowing students to remove their masks outdoors, whether or not social distancing can be maintained.
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