Amherst Pelham Regional High School
Silly me, I always thought that when you went "on a retreat" it encompassed more than a couple hours. Seems the only difference between this "retreat" and a normal run-of-the-mill "meeting" is this one shuts out public comment.
After the last Jerry-Springer-like meeting of the Regional School Committee (well at least the last "official" meeting), I can see why they would like to avoid the general public.
But that is precisely the problem with our dysfunctional education committees: losing touch with the people who put them in office, although all of them were elected in "contests" that drew less than a 50% voter turnout.
And losing sight of job #1: Providing high-quality education to all children, regardless of race, creed, color, religion ... or political affiliation. At a cost the average taxpayer can bear.