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Pittsfield Public Schools is shifting to a new COVID-19 testing program that will allow students with symptoms to test at home.
Taconic High School and Reid Middle School will be closed for the rest of the week because of concerns over staffing, according to Superintendent Joseph Curtis.
Only a handful of students at Morningside Community School remain out of class after the Thanksgiving break. The majority of the school's coronavirus cases have recovered after an outbreak late last month.
The superintendent of Pittsfield Public Schools said a suspected pocket knife was confiscated from a Taconic High School student on Wednesday.
A nationwide shudder over viral, unfounded threats of school violence teaches an important lesson about the perils of antisocial media.
UPDATED WITH POLICE COMMENT: In a recorded and emailed messages Tuesday, Pittsfield's top school official told families that the district is aware of vague threats of school violence circulating on social media.
In an attempt to contextualize recent fights at Taconic High School, Superintendent Joseph Curtis presented data on physical altercations within the district's secondary schools. But the data shows that Taconic does have an elevated rate of fights when compared with similar schools across the states.
Upcoming changes to the admissions policy for Taconic High School's career and technical education program will make the program more equitable — or at least that's what Pittsfield Public Schools officials hope.
Residents and candidates for local city offices plan to gather at Park Square Friday evening to show their support for school resources officers in Pittsfield Public Schools.
The city's chief school official vowed to issue extended suspensions for any students involved in a fight following a brawl Tuesday at Taconic High School.