Tag Archives: Bessen

On the Bubble

Gym floor damaged, school seeks answers In a time of tight school budgets with no funds to spare, officials got a nasty and potentially costly surprise last week when they discovered a portion of the gym floor at Granville Jr./Sr. High School had swelled out of place. The swelling, forming a “bubble” near the outside […]

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GCS grads urged to strive for success

124th commencement shines Grads urged to strive As the class of 2010 lined up in the school parking lot, excited chatter filled the warm summer air almost as thickly as the anticipation for the event. (more…)

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117 to Graduate from GCS

The class of 2010 and the community will be watching the skies Friday as the graduation ceremony has once again been slated for the lawn of the Granville Jr./Sr. High School. The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. regardless of the location. (more…)

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Scrawled threat leads to searches, added precautions

Scrawled threat leads to searches, added precautions Granville school officials said a threat written in graffiti on a wall led to additional security measures taken as students arrived to enter the building Friday morning, June 11. (more…)

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Board’s goal is zero percent tax increase

  Board considers layoffs to meet 0 percent goal The Granville Board of Education heard Monday night the only way to get to its tax rate goal for the 2010-2011budget is to lay off four school staff personnel and spend up to $500,000 of its fund balance. (more…)

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Done Deal

Administrators agree to terms A new contract for Granville School District administrators calling for a 3 percent pay raise is being called a fair bargain by the Board of Education and administration association members.   (more…)

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School chief starts at $134K

Superintendent to start at $134,000 The contract for employment signed between newly hired Granville Superintendent Mark Bessen and the Board of Education will pay the new district leader a base salary of $134,000. The three-year and-eight-month agreement begins when Bessen takes his chair at the new district offices on Nov. 2 and continues until June […]

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Superintendent Finalists named

Finalists named, three to visit district There can be only one; however, for at least this week, there are three.   (more…)

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

Margaret Lloyd Hoey

By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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