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Greenfield board votes to keep virtual school

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The Greenfield School Committee has reversed an earlier decision and voted to keep the first virtual school in Massachusetts open. The committee voted earlier this month to stop operating the 3-year-old Massachusetts Virtual Academy, because under a new state law, they would have to apply to the state to run it like a charter school. On Thursday they voted to draft a proposal to the state to keep operating the school. The committee voted after hearing from a state education official who said there was some confusion over the transition of the school from local to state control.

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