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This week’s report by an outside law firm on the Lenox school district’s mishandling of bullying complaints during the 2021-22 school year offers a road map on how to follow the existing prevention plan.
Former administrators at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School are faulted for improper handling of complaints, inadequate investigations and failure to follow existing policies and procedures on student-to-student or staff-to-student bullying incidents.
Lenox Schools Superindendent Marc Gosselin Jr., was rated “proficient” for instructional leadership by five members and “exemplary” by one.
After a vigorous discussion at its Monday night meeting, the Lenox School Committee voted 6-1 to authorize an investigation into the district's handling of bullying.
Principal Michael Knybel’s impending departure was mentioned at Monday night’s School Committee meeting. In a letter to staff, he acknowledged “mixed emotions” but described his “difficult and bittersweet decision” as “one that puts family first.”
Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, facing ongoing interior structural and environmental challenges, is seeking to join the line of schools statewide, including Monument Mountain Regional High, hoping to win Massachusetts School Building Authority grants.
The School Committee has adopted a total school budget of $14.9 million for fiscal 2023, which is about $270,000 higher than the Select Board's targeted 3 percent spending increase.
With budgets being balanced while taxpayers and town leaders watch closely, some new ideas on education priorities are emerging.
The proposed Lenox school budget is $270,000 higher than the town had wanted, and the School Committee chairman said that deeper spending cuts require personnel reductions.
The Lenox School Committee holds a public forum on Tuesday to discuss whether pandemic restrictions such as mandated indoor masking should be eased. Members would be well-advised to stick to the facts.