Tag Archives: Christine Cook

Negotiations making progress

After a long meeting last Tuesday, the Granville Teachers Association and the Board of Education are one step closer to finalizing a contract. It was the second meeting between the two groups and a mediator. “Progress is being made,” said John Shaw, president of the board. He said the meeting, which started around 4 p.m., […]

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School talks ongoing

Negotiations are ongoing between the Granville Teachers Association and the school board. The two groups met with a mediator on Oct. 17, in order to come to a new agreement, with their differences mostly regarding staffing and salary issues. The teachers’ union contract originally expired in June of 2010 and was eventually extended through June […]

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Teacher contract talks going to mediation

By Randal Smathers   Contract talks between the Granville school district and its teachers union are going to mediation on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with almost half a million dollars in state aid dependent on a successful conclusion. The president of the Granville Teachers Association, Christine Cook, and the superintendent, Mark Bessen, agree that the main […]

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WWII Monument dedicated

By Bill Toscano   Air Force Col. Jeffrey McEachron stood in front of the entire Granville High School student body and recalled what happened the first time his father Robert saw him and other youngsters running through the World War II memorial trees behind the high school. “My dad grabbed me and said, ‘Do you […]

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Students’ lessons start with lunches

By Bill Toscano   Christine Cook plans her Fridays at Granville High around the Friday Lunch Lounge, hosted by the students in the Journeys II class in room 143. “I have been coming to the Lunch Lounge for as long as they have been having it, and it’s wonderful,” Cook said last Friday, as the […]

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School heads agree to new deal

The six administrators in the Granville School District will receive a 6.5 percent pay increase over the next three years, but will pay more of their insurance costs and will lose some stipends as a result of a contract approved by the Board of Education Monday night. Diane Dumas, president of the Granville Administrators’ Association […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]