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Pittsfield Schools Prepare For Extended Closures, Superintendent “Incredibly Concerned” About Budget

A long brick building sits beyond a green lawn and trees with a rotunda with a gold spire rising above it
Josh Landes
Pittsfield High School

With Massachusetts schools ordered shut until at least May 4th, questions about the remainder of the schoolyear are hanging over educators, students, and parents alike. Pittsfield Superintendent of Schools Jake McCandless spoke with WAMC about the likelihood of Berkshire County’s largest school district returning to in-person learning this spring, as well as the challenges of remote learning and the possibility of budget cuts as the city adjusts spending.

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