Tag Archives: Board Of Education

63 to graduate Friday in double ceremony

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By Matthew Saari After some mulling and reworking, the Granville Central School Class of 2020 will have an in-person graduation Friday. In fact, they’ll have two. “I think the compromise we came up with it perfect,” said Granville school superintendent Tom McGurl. After polling the senior class twice, school officials said the consensus was have […]

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Burgess tabbed as High school principal

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By PJ Ferguson   Whitehall High School vice principal Ethan Burgess will be the new principal as of July 1, according to a statement released by superintendent Patrick Dee. While several candidates were interviewed by committees of faculty, staff, administrators and Board of Education members, the field was eventually narrowed down to three, with Burgess […]

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School planning virtual and in-person graduation ceremonies

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By Matthew Saari Granville Central School is planning both a virtual graduation as well as a traditional in-person ceremony. The virtual graduation will take place on Thursday, June 25 and will be aired on WRGB at 7:30 p.m. “This is a 26-minute video on television,” said high school principal Lisa Meade. School superintendent Tom McGurl […]

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Write-in candidate vies for school board

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By Duncan Campbell Nicole Austin-Arbuckle is vice president of the Granville Central School District Parent-Teacher Organization, director of the Backpacks for Hunger program and a daycare provider. She graduated from Granville High School in 2005 and has four children, three of whom are students. It’s this background that has motivated her to write her name […]

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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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Women business owners learning to be successful

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By Austin Crosier Four female business owners in the Granville area sat down at the bar at On The Rocks […]

Poultney makerspace and skills center to open Sept. 26

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A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and […]

North Country FreePress, September 25, 2020

Lakes Region FreePress, September 25, 2020

Chasin’ Racin’ – Great Race Place

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By Mark Kane It was great to get back to the racing action at the “Great Race Place” Albany Saratoga […]

Granville Sentinel 9.24.20

Police Beat, Sept. 24

Granville Police Department Sept. 10 3:36 p.m. Benje C. Larico of New York City was ticketed for speeding on North […]

Whitehall Times 9.24.20

Everyone Eats arrives in Poultney

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The Poultney Rotary Club and Young at Heart Senior Center have teamed up with the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center, the […]

School district awaits insurance claim

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By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District is still waiting for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal to give them […]

‘Car cruise’ to replace car show

By Austin Crosier The consequences of COVID-19 have forced people of all walks of life to change gears and improvise […]

Pub on Main Street hires new head chef

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By Austin Crosier After being located across the bridge at 1 West Main Street in Granville since 2016, Vicky Hale […]

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