The town of Amherst is preparing for its biennial election, which will usher in new city councilors, school committee members, library trustees, and Housing Authority representatives. Currently, only three Amherst students are registered to vote in the town of Amherst.
Michael Morris ’00 resigned from his role as superintendent of Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools following reported mistreatment of LGBTQ students in the district. After seven years in the position, Morris reflected on his tenure in an interview with The Student.
Amherst’s local public schools are in crisis. Due to declining enrollments, Amherst Regional Public Schools [https://www.arps.org/] — a cooperative school district that includes the towns of Amherst, Pelham, Leverett and Shutesbury— is facing a $1.2 million budget cut [https://www.amherstindy.org/2021/05/07/town-council-passes-regional-school-budget-with-1-2m-cut-in-services-operating-budget-provides-minimal-funding-for-alternative-to-policing/