In the Spring of 2014, construction began on the newest addition to the North Adams Public School District. The former Silvio O. Conte Middle School, which closed in 2009, is being renovated into Colegrove Park Elementary School. This state of the art K-7 Elementary School is on schedule to open during the 2015/2016 school year.
This arduous process began in 2007 when Superintendent James E. Montepare, with the approval of the North Adams School Committee and the North Adams City Council, submitted a Statement of Interest (SOI) to the Massachusetts School Building Committee. Nearly seven years after submitting the SOI, North Adams received local approval of the funding of this project.
A School Building Committee, chaired by Mayor Richard Alcombright, was formed in accordance with the provisions of all applicable statues, local charters, by-laws and agreements of North Adams. Committee members and meeting minutes are located on the right.