Pittsfield Public Schools Superintendent Jason McCandless is one of three candidates that are up for the superintendent’s position at the Mount Greylock Regional School District. McCandless capped his finalist interview for the role Thursday.

The Berkshire Eagle reports McCandless’ job interview came one day before districts must send the state tentative plans for reopening schools that outline how they will teach students online, in-person, or a mixture of the two. A more finalized plan due Aug. 10th.

McCandless was a finalist to lead a district in the eastern part of the state last fall, but he was not ready to leave his current position in Pittsfield and withdrew his name from consideration. He told the Mount Greylock School committee during his interview Thursday that he is serious about this position.

I would not have applied for this position, from the comfort of the position I'm in if I were not absolutely serious about what an honor and privilege it would be to come and serve your communities. ~ Pittsfield Superintendent of Schools, Jake McCandless.

The Regional School Committee has said it wants to hire a new superintendent to begin at Mount Greylock in the first week of August. According to the Eagle article, Chairwoman Christina Conry said their "dream" start date would be as early as next week.

The question is, what would that mean for the Pittsfield School District? We'll just have to wait and see how it plays out.

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