Superintendent's Corner

mural on the outside of Sheffield School

Dear GMRSD Community,

It is an honor to continue to serve the vibrant communities of Montague and Gill.  It is also a pleasure to play a role in seeing relationships strengthen among school district stakeholders, as we work together to support the learning and growth of our young scholars.  One of our goals across the district this year is to improve in our digital communications with friends and families.  This includes launching this new district website and associated school webpages. 

This page is a place on the site where you may find documents of long-term relevance as well as high interest items of passing interest. I invite you to dig through some of the artifacts here to gain a deeper sense of what we are up to here at GMRSD. And please feel free to contact me with any items of interest, feedback you wish to share, or concerns you wish to express. Contacting me through email is usually the most efficient way to go:       

Sincerely yours,
Brian Beck, Superintendent of Schools

Newest Post:

I'm Not Racist... Am I?  is a feature documentary about how this next generation is going to confront racism. We asked 12 teenagers from New York City
to come together for one school year to talk about race and privilege in a series of workshops and in conversations with friends and family members.
We hope that by documenting their experience, the film will inspire others to recognize and interrupt racism in their own lives. Read more...


District Reopening Plan for September 14 - Student Return to Learning:

At the School Committee meeting on Tuesday August 18th, the district voted to start student learning on September 14th, with all students learning remotely. We all understand that none of the options sitting before school districts this fall will be ideal and each causes stress for students, families and staff alike. The primary objective is always the safety of students, staff, families and the community. The committee based its decision upon the following:  Read more:

Fiscal Year 2021 Preliminary Budget:

The district’s FY21 Preliminary Budget was presented at a Budget Hearing with the School Committee on February 11 and it can be viewed at FY21 Preliminary Budget. This budget had undergone some revisions over the next several weeks as state budget informaiton is released and additional school meetings occur.

State Accountability System Performance

Information about the district's performance under the state's 2019 accountability system has recently been released.

The Superintendent's presentation to the School Committee of this information can be found here.