To the editor:

When Mount Greylock Regional High School opened in 1962, the building's design supported an instructional program that featured a steady flow of lectures by Williams College faculty and seminars led each week by Williams students. Small seminar rooms and adjacent classrooms with folding doors provided the flexibility required by Superintendent MacDonald and the extraordinary faculty that he assembled.

Fast forward more than 50 years and a major renovation of the building is underway. Sections of the original building had collapsed and instructional needs have dramatically changed. The Mount Greylock community has stepped up to the challenge.

Wahconah Regional High School opened at approximately the same time. It too has served its students well but it is now in dire need of renovation or replacement. There is a critical need for additional science labs, better lighting, a heating system that can be controlled, thermal glass windows and spaces designed to accommodate parent conferences, department collaboration, technology and a full array of special education services that did not exist when the school was built.

I hope that citizens from each of the communities that comprise the Central Berkshire Regional District turn out to vote for the feasibility study at their respective polling places on Saturday, April 8.

Edward Udel,