The Warwick Transition Process
September 2022 Update
In the spring of 2020, Warwick residents voted at Town Meeting, in accordance with the process outlined in the Regional District Agreement, to withdraw from Pioneer Valley Regional School District and create their own town-based district.
The new district will educate elementary students at the Warwick Community School and will have a tuition agreement with PVRSD so that older students may attend Pioneer Valley Regional School.
The Warwick Transition Subcommittee of the PVRSD School Committee has collaborated with colleagues in Warwick for two years to develop a Transition Agreement, a Tuition Agreement, and a Retirement Contribution Participation Agreement. Together, these agreements will facilitate the town’s orderly and equitable withdrawal from the district.
The PVRSD School Committee and will need to approve the final agreements before the transition may take place.
In addition, both parties have been in ongoing communication with DESE; see below for correspondence with the state.