The School Committee welcomed new Superintendent John Franzoni at his first official meeting last Thursday.

iBerkshires.com reports Franzoni, who was principal of Brayton Elementary School in North Adams, was hired in June to replace retiring superintendent Jon.Franzoni went into his first report and said the school has secured the $500,000 for the emergency roof replacement from the state and Town Administrator Carl McKinney said they now need to prepare to go out to bid.

He added that they may want to look at potentially setting up the new roof to hold solar panels.Franzoni added that they also plan to replace the school's boilers with $87,000 from the town's Green Communities Grant.

He added that they are also looking at other building improvements such as more secure glass for the front of the building and an improved public address system.