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 [...]
As the nation’s economy continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, the effects are increasingly being felt in Granville and surrounding areas. With jobs remaining scarce and some employers reducing hours, organizers of local programs aimed at helping people in need say they are feeling the strain of hard times. JoAnn Holland, organizing force of [...]
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.