Reform is required in Adams-Cheshire district

To the editor:

Just how bad is the situation within the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District, particularly the administration? With the superintendent resigning, after being missing in action for weeks, with pay, just how out of control has the School Committee let things get?

As I understand it, the superintendent will continue to be in place till the end of the school year. Hopefully, it will be a productive effort for the district and not looking for the next opportunity.

A suggestion: At a bare minimum, a superintendent from outside the area, preferably retired, would be hired who would view district operations with a jaundiced eye towards efficiency with improved programming. Then bring in a forensic accountant to ensure the taxpayers of our two communities that with the departure of the superintendent and also the retirement of the district's accountant, dollars have been spent according to mandated uses. These suggestions should address concern about the management of the district and the School Committee and ensure the confidence of the district.

Adams is not blessed with a large industrial base, which means that residential property pays the freight that the state does not, making it most important that those with the authority to influence that Adams tax base ensure prudence and instill confidence to prevent taxpayer pushback!


Al Diesz, Adams