iBerkshires.com  reports the North Adams School Committee is ending its attempt to share financial services with another educational entity after just a year.

The committee last week voted not to renew its contract with the North Berkshire School Union to share the services of its business manager.

Rather, the school district will seek a full-time business administrator effective July 1.

The School Department had run into difficulty last year when its longtime business manager had retired.

A management firm was brought in for several months to take over operations until school officials entered the agreement with the neighboring superintendency union.

Carrie Burnett oversees the budgeting and finance office for the Clarksburg, Florida, Monroe, Rowe and Savoy school districts; since last April, she also took over the duties of the North Adams Public Schools as business administrator.

In other business, the committee re-elected Heather Boulger as vice chairman and Karen Bond as secretary. Boulger was not in attendance but Mayor Bernard said he had spoken with her before placing her name in nomination.

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