Tag Archives: Superintendent

School Board holds on some cuts

The School Board made adjustments in the proposed 2011-2012 budget Monday night, lowering the potential tax-rate impact, but the final decisions will be held off until a meeting scheduled for April 11. “We need to wait to find out a few more details, especially whether the state is going to put any funding back and […]

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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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Village seeks help clearing hydrants

DPW, village ask residents to help Where is the fire hydrant closest to your residence? Ask yourself about the last time you saw that particular piece of potentially life or home-saving hardware.  Discussion at the Feb. 7 village board meeting led to more discussion afterward and a realization – many of the hydrants in the […]

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Quick action on ‘List’

Granville school officials said a student has been suspended and an investigation is ongoing into discovery of a so-called “kill list.” Superintendent Mark Bessen said a 12-year-old seventh-grader has been suspended from school for a list found recently in her notebook. Parents of the children named on the list were contacted, Bessen said. “If you […]

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Delayed wrestling match

  Questions? Comments? Please feel free to chime in at Manchesternewspapers.com ‘ the blog is called: Talk to Me’ Looks like the Wasaren League title showdown between Granville and Tamarac will have to wait after the announcement Granville has a confirmed MRSA case. According to the AD Mike Macura and Superintendent Mark Bessen due to […]

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‘System’ should prevent repeat

  Granville Superintendent Mark Bessen said the system he has with business manager Kathy Somich provides the kind of oversight that should prevent a repeat of the recently discovered $1.4 million state aid error associated with the EXCEL project. Bessen said the two have a list of activities they know must happen at given intervals […]

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Floor Plan

Floor fix expected to go quickly    A quick glance inside the Granville High School gymnasium at the beginning of last week might have been confusing. Rather than a basketball court and gym floor, the sight greeting anyone opening the doors looked more like preparations for installing a swimming pool than repairs for the infamous […]

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District, support staff reach agreement

It took three years but the support staff of the Granville School District has a contract. The new three-year agreement includes a pay raise balanced with concessions on health insurance. The Granville Board of Education voted to approve a contract providing for a raise but one that also asks employees to shoulder an additional portion […]

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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.

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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.

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Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]