Tag Archives: Board Of Education

Granville Board of Education May 23 regular meeting

Students at the May 23 Granville Board of Education meeting got the chance to join in the process as they were twice asked for opinions from school officials at the regular Monday night meeting. While reporting on the status of the cafeteria program, board members asked the handful of students present about the lunch program. […]

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Voters approve small school-tax increase

By Derek Liebig Voters in the Whitehall Central School District overwhelmingly passed the 2011-12 budget earlier this week. Tuesday’s final tally saw 175 residents of the school district vote in favor of the budget, while 58 residents voted against the spending plan. Voters also returned incumbents Virginia Rivette and George Armstrong to the Board of […]

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New method slated for May school budget vote

New voting method should avoid delays     School budget voters will see a new process when they go to the polls May 17. Superintendent Mark Bessen told the Granville Board of Education Monday night the new method of voting will be just a bit different, but should streamline the process going forward. “I’m suggesting […]

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Help Wanted: board member

Tatko, Pam

When the deadline arrived, only two residents stepped forward to fill the three open seats on the Granville Board of Education. When 5 p.m. of April 18 ticked past on the district office wall clock Pam Tatko had not showed up to turn in a petition to sign up to run and retain her seat […]

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School Board adopts budget with 1.5 % tax hike

Eyeing an uncertain financial future and rising costs of operational essentials, the Granville Board of Education approved sending a $24 million budget to the voters May 17. The $24,048,554 budget will increase taxes less than the anticipated 2 percent cap looming over next year, with a 1.5-percent tax increase for 2011-2012. The budget will use […]

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Union agrees to givebacks to save five teaching jobs

Two year contract contains step free One year freeze saves five jobs   By Matthew Rice   The Granville Teachers Association agreed to a new contract with a Wednesday night April 6 vote, a move which will save five teaching jobs in the high school. The contract was approved by the Granville Board of Education […]

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Bessen: Cuts will not harm education

An on-time state budget did little to help close the budget gap in Granville and will lead to layoffs, district officials said. Granville school district officials discovered the restored aid in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first budget will have little impact on the spending plan proposed by Superintendent Mark Bessen calling for 28 layoffs — 13 […]

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Save Our Staff – teachers, students urge board to reconsider cuts

Spurred by layoff notices sent to 13 teachers and 15 support staff members, taxpayers and students marched to the podium Monday night to urge the Granville Board of Education to reconsider its 2011-2012 budget proposal and save those jobs. On Friday, as required by contract, the 28 school employees received Reduction in Force (RIF) notices, […]

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School district saves $167,000

Board approves saving move     Residents attending Monday night’s board of education got a lesson in what good credit can do for you when with one vote, the district saved $167,000. Business manager Cathy Somich brought a measure before the board requesting approval on refinancing of some of the debt left over from a […]

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School eyeing staff layoffs

With little word from Albany opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget proposal Granville school officials have said they continue to prepare for the worst, including staffing cuts. “We still need to cut personnel and programs by $600,000,” Superintendent Mark Bessen said Monday night. At the regular meeting of the Granville Board of Education Bessen said […]

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Eggleston, Redmond Whitehall’s top seniors

Amber Eggleston

By Dan King Last year Whitehall High School’s top two seniors were boys, this year they’re girls. Amber Eggleston and […]

Outdoor park closed until further notice

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By Joshua Bassett After a heavy amount of activity for the annual “spring fling” event and mud left on the […]

Poultney Street Bridge repairs on schedule

Bridge

By Dan King Traffic has been burdensome, but state Department of Transportation officials say they are slightly ahead of schedule […]

Mother of eight tells keys to motherhood

Mothers Day

By Dan King Carol Rocque, a mother of eight, says that faith, selflessness and respect are the keys to being […]

Baseball splits a pair

By Joshua Bassett The Granville varsity baseball team took a loss, but also notched its second Wasaren win of the […]

Tennis team splits pair of matches

The Whitehall varsity tennis team split its two matches last week, defeating Greenwich and losing to Warrensburg. Last Tuesday, the […]

Softball team still hot

By Joshua Bassett The Granville softball team may be below .500, but it picked up a couple of big victories […]

Mom’s 177 offspring bring her joy

Photo Scan

By Joshua Bassett Elsie McGraw has many pictures of her family members in her living room. There are pictures of […]

Village looking to abandon road

The Whitehall Village Board is looking to abandon a road that no longer gets used. The board of trustees made […]

Railroaders drop thriller, bounce back against Burghers

Poczobut slides head first into home

By Dan King Last Wednesday, the Whitehall baseball team defeated Corinth by a score of 12-4 to advance to 6-0 […]

Scribner wins four events

By Joshua Bassett Taylor Scribner won four events at a track meet between Granville, Stillwater and Lake George High Schools […]

Tennis team bounces back

By Joshua Bassett Granville’s tennis team has played fairly well recently, coming back from a tough loss with a nice […]

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