Monomoy Regional School District Transition

 

Monomoy became the newest regional school district in the Commonwealth when, after several years of study, the school districts of the Towns of Harwich and Chatham consolidated into a new regional district.  The CIC program provided funding to develop a common technology platform and to integrate two disparate systems into one new system.

Funding Amount: $204,000

Participating entity: Monomoy School District

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Regionalizing Special Education Services for Children with Dyslexia

 

Several students with disabilities are outplaced to special education schools at a high cost to the district.  Grant funding allowed this district to develop an in-district program for dyslexic students in grades 4 and 5.

Funding Amount: $109,000

Participating entity: Manchester-Essex Regional School District

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Regionalized Technology Support Services

 

Five independent school districts share a superintendent of schools and central office support staff.  However, each school district had its own technology support structures operating independently of Central Office, causing duplication of efforts and resources.  This grant has allowed Central Office to begin an implementation of coordinated technology services across all the district schools, resulting in cost saving results. Additionally, grant funds have allowed the District to explore potential collaborations with representative town governments around web site development and the implementation of high speed fiber optic networks via the Mass Broadband Initiative.

Funding Amount: $78,000

Participating entities: Hampshire regional School District (Lead); Chesterfield-Goshen Regional School District; Towns of Southampton, Westhampton, and Williamsburg

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Southeast Technology Network

Working with 11 school districts, the North River Collaborative developed a regional technology network to efficiently address identified shared technology needs of school districts to increase capacity through shared resources.  The project will prepare teachers to implement best practices in technology integration, create technology teacher leaders in participating districts, and establish a process and online system through which teachers can share effective technology infused lessons.

Funding Amount: $199,690

Participating entities: Towns of Abington (Lead); Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District; South Shore Vocational Technical School District; Whitman-Hanson Regional School District; Towns of Avon, Hanover, Hingham, Holbrook, and West Bridgewater, and the North River Collaborative

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Special Education Cost Savings through Full Regionalization

The newly formed K-12 Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District developed and enhanced an in-district special education program for elementary school students.

Funding Amount: $173,000

Participating entities: Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District

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Expansion of the Southwick-Tolland Regional School District to Add the Town of Granville

 

The Town of Granville previously maintained a separate K-8 school district and, utilized grant funding to merge the district into the Southwick-Tolland Regional School District.

Funding Amount: $44,000

Participating entities: Southwick-Tolland Regional School District (Lead); Town of Granville

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Vocational School District Expansion

 

The oldest regional vocational district in the state, NBVST received a grant to add the towns of Cheshire and Lanesborough to the regional agreement.  This will provide representation for the two towns on the regional school committee and will allow the communities to avoid costs over time by paying annual assessments as opposed to tuition.

Funding Amount: $23,975

Participating entities: Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District (NBVST) (Lead); Towns of Cheshire and Lanesborough

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