The Hoosac Valley Regional School Committee hopes to create a committee that would have the power to determine when the district shifts between learning models.
The committee voted Monday to ask Superintendent Aaron Dean to open negotiations with the teachers union to propose the creation of a panel that would have the ability to vote to reopen schools for in-person learning.
Dean would serve on the committee along with a cabinet member and a School Committee member. The remaining three members would be members of the Adams-Cheshire Teachers Association bargaining unit. Local health authorities would also be involved with the committee but as nonvoting members.
"That way you would be making an informed vote," Dean said. "If people feel like they are safe they are going to move on it."
Now, the decision purely sits with Dean.
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