Tag Archives: Board Of Education

Teacher’s union president weighs in on school budget

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To the editor: Last week, the final reduction in force notifications for Granville Central School went out, and three teachers were notified that their positions were being cut. They include a technology position at the high school, a foreign language position also at the high school and a pre-Kindergarten position. These will join four other […]

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Hartford to keep programs, staff with $13.4M budget

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By Matthew Saari The Hartford Central School District is proposing a $13.4 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year, which will maintain current programs and staffing. The spending plan, which stands at $13,405,200, includes a 1.74% tax levy increase in addition to the district drawing $750,000 from reserves. Hartford school superintendent Andrew Cook noted a […]

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Granville school board approves budget, layoffs

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Board of Education has approved a $26 million spending plan for the 2020-2021 school year that will include 11 staff layoffs. Board members and school administrators met remotely Tuesday night via Google Meet during which time the budget was presented and approved by an 8-0 vote, with board member Patricia […]

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Whitehall school to keep programs, staff with 1.96% levy increase

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District’s budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year passed unanimously at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, and voters will get their say via absentee ballot on June 9. The proposed budget, which totals $17,083,791, is a 1.12% increase from the 2019-2020 school budget. This equates to a 1.95% tax […]

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Whitehall graduation will be virtual

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By PJ Ferguson The graduation ceremony for the Whitehall High School seniors will not be conducted in-person, superintendent Patrick Dee has announced. “It is certainly not the information I wanted to share but that’s unfortunately where we’re at, at this point,” Dee said at a Board of Education meeting on Monday. Instead, the school will […]

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School may lay off 11 employees; decision to be made Tuesday

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Central School District may lay off 11 district employees to compensate for budgetary shortfalls for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Granville Board of Education met remotely Monday night via Google Meet and immediately convened to an executive session which lasted about 40 minutes. However, due to a technical error, the […]

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School board debates how to vote

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By Duncan Campbell Members of the Granville Board of Education voiced concerns Monday night over a proposal to send absentee ballots only to voters from previous budget elections. The board met via telephone conference through Google Meet. Board Member Phil Berke called the option ridiculous. He explained that it would disenfranchise people who either haven’t […]

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School budget at $27 million; district facing state aid cuts

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Central School District has a tentative $27 million budget in the works but the COVID-19 pandemic is throwing a sizable wrench into the works. Because of the coronavirus and subsequent state-mandated shutdowns, the state is facing a $15 billion budget shortfall, which is trickling down into public education. “We are […]

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Football merger shot down, again

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By Matthew Saari Although Whitehall Board of Education members claim they’re “not opposed to a merger” of its football program with Granville’s, their actions say something entirely different as they again rejected the concept by a 2-5 vote. Whitehall school superintendent Patrick Dee brought the matter before the board during its monthly meeting Monday, saying […]

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School board to discuss football merger Monday

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By Matthew Saari The Granville school district’s administrators will present details Monday on what a potential athletics merger with the Whitehall school district would look like. And they want the public’s input. “We would like the community to share their opinion,” said Granville school superintendent Tom McGurl. “The board will welcome their input.” The presentation […]

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ReMIND, ReWIND – Sizzling rom-cons

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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

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

Obituary: Daniel B. Roberts

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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

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

Obituary: Francis George Norton

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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

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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

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

Obituary: Ruth A. Beckett

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

State budget shortfalls will have minimal impact on village, town

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By Matthew Saari While public schools across the state sweat and ponder how much state money they will receive for […]

Canal to open – but not here, Lock 12 shut down till August

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By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation is targeting to open all locks along the Champlain Canal on […]

Boat memorial restored

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By PJ Ferguson Members of American Legion Post 83 helped to rebuild the boat memorial that stands on the corner […]

Tax deadline extended for village residents

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By Matthew Saari Residents of the village of Granville will have an additional three weeks to submit their annual property […]

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