Four candidates compete for three slots on school board


B y Jaime Thomas

Four candidates are vying and only three slots are open on the Granville Board of Education as elections swiftly approach.

In addition to incumbent candidates Kevin Ely, Dale Olsen and Eric Scribner, Audrey Hicks is now on the bid for the position. She said she is running for several reasons; primarily, she said she decided to apply after several members of the community approached her and asked her to run.

Hicks has previously served terms on the school board, and if elected would serve for three years.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been on the board, and it’s time I contribute again,” she said.

She was previously a math teacher at both the high school and college level, and she was not educated in nor grew up in New York state, all of which she believes differentiates her from fellow candidates.

“I bring a perspective not represented on the board,” Hicks said.

Additionally, she feels she can relate to pertinent issues because she has four children who are either currently in the Granville school system or who have already passed through.

“Having four kids at varying levels of education, it gives me a pretty good perspective of the tools students need to get from high school for a college education and forward from there,” she said.

Next Tuesday, May 14, residents will have a chance to get to know these potential board members at Meet the Candidate Night. Sentinel Publisher John Manchester will moderate the session, where the candidates will all have the opportunity to answer questions about themselves and their goals as members of the school board.

At the end, the public will have a chance to ask their own questions of the candidates. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Locals can vote for the school board May 21, when polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Comments

comments


Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Poultney Baptist Church sashes still missing

poultney church

Thirty-one historic window sashes from the United Baptist Church of Poultney are still missing after they were accidently picked up […]

Granville Center neglects residents, former employee, others alleges. Charges ‘blatantly untrue:’ spokesman

Granville Center

By PJ Ferguson and Matthew Saari A recently terminated employee of the Granville Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing alleges staff […]

Seniors parade in Elks event

Whitehall Elks 2020 parade

By PJ Ferguson Lined up for the Whitehall Elks Lodge “Celebration for the Graduates” parade, senior Makayla Gosselin drove her […]

Graduation plans could go either way

Whitehall High School

By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District has plans for both an “in-person and virtual” graduation ceremony but is […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Sizzling rom-cons

weekMay31_ReMIND_BonnieandClyde

Do you ice her? Do you marry her? What should a con with a devil-may-care, devoted dame do? By Robert […]

Teacher’s union president weighs in on school budget

gcs

To the editor: Last week, the final reduction in force notifications for Granville Central School went out, and three teachers […]

Obituary: Daniel B. Roberts

Roberts obit photo

On Saturday May 23 2020, Daniel B. Roberts, 69 of Granville, NY lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, a disease […]

Obituary: Warren A. McFarren

McFarren obit photo

Granville, NY – Warren Anthony McFarren passed away on May 24, 2020. Warren was born on December 10, 1936 in […]

Obituary: Francis George Norton

Francis Norton obit photo

Whitehall-Francis George Norton, 80, of Lafayette Street passed away on May 31, 2020, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, with […]

Supervisors change county budget officer

The Washington County Board of Supervisors

By PJ Ferguson This morning’s special Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting was wrapped in under 10 minutes, however, with […]

Obituary: Gladys M. Monger

Monger obit photo

West Pawlet, VT – Gladys Monger, 90 years old, passed away on May 25, 2020. She was born in Granville, […]

Obituary: Ruth A. Beckett

Ruth A Beckett obit photo

Ruth A. Beckett, 93, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020. She is survived by a daughter, Joan […]