It’s shaping up to be a bumpy holiday season for administrators at Whitehall Central School. Although the district is two months away from releasing their first preliminary budget, Superintendent James Watson said officials are staring at an 8.6 percent increase already. “I’d love to paint you a happy picture, but I can’t do,” Watson said. […]
By Bill Toscano As expected, Granville voters approved a $24 million budget and re-elected school board members Kathy Nelson and John Shaw Tuesday night. The unexpected came in the election of Suzanne McEachron to the board as a write-in candidate. One of the seats was up for grabs by a write-in candidate, because board member […]
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 […]
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 […]
A decision by the Hartford Faculty Association has helped the school district close it 2011-2012 budget gap. The association brought an offer of a temporary salary freeze to Superintendent Thomas Abraham after the membership voted to approve a move expected to save the school district about $60,000. The concession was not planned and had not […]
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a $132.9 billion budget on Feb. 1 focused on closing the state’s fiscal gap, officials in the Granville School District heard little good news in the address. The governor’s aid run, the first indication school districts receive reporting potential state aid numbers, is down again, more than last year. Business […]
Fire protection increase included The Granville Town Board Tuesday night approved the 2011 budget, a measure that will drop the town’s tax levy by 10 percent. Following a public hearing where the focus of discussion was Dan Boone, the town’s sole assessor, the board voted unanimously to approve the budget. Town budget officer Joel […]
Granville School District residents will be picking up the tab on a $1.4 million clerical error relating to the funding of the current building project, the Sentinel learned Tuesday afternoon. When Granville School District officials pitched the EXCEL aid project to the voters in 2006, they said its tax impact amounted to nothing, nada, zero. […]
Federal funds might help Recent developments in Washington could bring a financial boost to school districts across New York state, but it remains too early to see what help could come Granville’s way, school officials said.
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.