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2018 Election Results

2018 school district election results

School Safety Forum – Rescheduled to Wed., March 21st

School safety is on all our minds lately in the wake of recent school shooting tragedies and reported threats to several of our area schools. I am writing to you at this time to invite you to participate in a School Safety Forum to be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday, March 21, in the PMHS media center.

The purposes of this forum are threefold:

  • To hear your questions and concerns about school safety in Pittsfield;
  • To share with you the emergency plans that are in place in our schools and new initiatives to increase student and staff safety; and
  • To hear your suggestions for increasing school safety.

Whether or not you are able to join the conversation next Wednesday, please be assured that we consider student and staff safety to be our highest priority and strive to ensure the greatest level of safety possible.

2016 – 2017 Annual Report

2016 2017 Annual Report

2018 Deliberative Session Meeting Minutes

2018 Delibrative Session Meeting Minutes

2018 Sample Ballot

2018 Sample School District Ballot

2018 – 2019 Budget Information


2018 Sample School District Ballot

2018 Delibrative Session Meeting Minutes

2018 MS-27

2018 Default Budget

2018 Warrant

2018 2019 Budget Book

2018 – 2019 Proposed Budget

2018 – 2019 Projected Revenue

Default Budget Summary

2018 Absentee Ballot Application – School Election


School District Collective Bargaining Agreement

A special ballot vote will be held to consider a successor contract between the Pittsfield School Board and the Education Association of Pittsfield (EAP). This vote will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, at Town Hall.

(New voters are encouraged to register to vote to have your voice heard on this critical issue; absentee ballots are available.)

The EAP represents the school district’s teachers and other categories of educators such as guidance counselors and librarians. The recently-expired collective bargaining agreement is available for review on the district’s website and through the SAU office by request.

The EAP does not represent other categories of employees, such as administrators, paraprofessionals, office staff, or custodians. The agreement between the Board and the EAP is the only collective bargaining agreement within the district.

The recently-expired agreement was in effect between 2014 and 2017. For each year of this contract, the employee’s share of health insurance was increased by 1% per year, and the employee’s share of the dental insurance was increased by 5% per year.  Modest salary increases were also included.

The Board and EAP had reached agreement on a replacement three-year contract that was put before the voters in March. Unfortunately, the voters rejected the agreement by a 95-81 vote.  This action brought the two sides to the negotiation table again this spring, and another agreement was reached.

The new agreement, which has a one-year term, makes no changes in the salary schedule or the benefits offered. However, returning teachers will advance a “step” on the salary schedule based on the additional year of teaching.

These step increases vary within the salary schedule.  For example, a teacher holding a BA or MA degree would gain slightly less than 2.5% for an increase from last year to this year, and such a teacher with 16 years of experience would gain approximately 3.25% for an increase.

Without a new agreement, the previous agreement will remain in effect. However, because employees will bear increase costs for health insurance and retirement system contributions, take home pay will actually be lowered when compared with last year unless the teachers move ahead on the salary schedule based on experience.  With a YES vote, teachers and others represented by the EAP will receive modest increases.

We remain very disappointed that the previous agreement was turned down in March, but we now urge you to support our fine teachers with your YES vote on September 19.

Submitted by the Pittsfield School Board

Mike Wolfe, chair; Bea Douglas, vice-chair; Linda Freese, Ted Mitchell, Ralph Odell


Current Job Opportunities

Substitute Teachers

The Pittsfield School District is accepting applications for substitute teachers at all grade levels.  Applications can be found online by clicking here.

Grade 1 Teacher – Long-term Substitute

Pittsfield Elementary school has openings for two long-term substitute teachers in grade 1.  Candidate should hold valid teaching certification.  Positions are anticipated to begin the beginning of April and continue through the end of the school year.  Please submit letter of intent, resume, and three artifacts to support candidacy to Danielle Harvey, Dean of Instruction at

Educational Assistants

The Pittsfield School District is accepting applications for educational assistant positions throughout the district.  You can submit a letter of intent, current resume, and 3 artifacts to support candidacy to Tobi Chassie, Director of Student Services, at


School District Election Results

2017 School District Election Results

2017 – 2018 Proposed Budget

17 18 Budget Overview

17 18 Proposed Budget