Tag Archives: Granville Central School District

Test scores ‘disappoint’ school leaders, board

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By Krystle S. Morey Only 37 percent of Granville students in grades 3-8 were found proficient in English Language Arts and just 25 measured proficient in math on state tests. The state assessment data presented at a recent Board of Education meeting “disappointed” board members and prompted school principals to implement a plan to improve […]

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Erroneous school taxes issued

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials cautioned residents last week, for the first time in a decade, to not jet to the bank early to pay their school taxes. A property assessment mishap resulted in the Granville Central School District’s issuing corrected bills and suspending collection of tax payments. School business manager Cathy Somich […]

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Granville school board picks new president, vp

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By Krystle S. Morey Fasten your seatbelts and hang on. That’s the advice newly-elected Granville Board of Education vice president Phil Berke gave to board members, now that he and Suzanne McEachron are at the helm. “There’s definitely going to be a change in direction,” Berke said. “Everyone on the board should fasten their seatbelts […]

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Mary J Tanner School getting new driveway for kids’ safety

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Central School District will add a second roadway at Mary J. Tanner School this summer to alleviate dangerous parking conditions during drop-off and pick-up times at the Middle Granville campus. Refered to as a “nightmare waiting to happen” by a school official, parents and guardians descend on the Route […]

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Granville school principal ‘on leave’

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By Krystle S. Morey   Less than a month after a kindergarten teacher was arrested for allegedly driving drunk to the Mary J. Tanner School, the school’s principal has gone on administrative leave. Granville Central School District announced Tuesday that principal Keith LaLone “will be on administrative leave for the remainder of the school year.” […]

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Area schools start Wednesday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari In only a few short days schools throughout the region will reopen their doors to students, class bells will be ringing through the halls and a new school year will commence. Here’s a look at what you need to know before attendance is taken: Granville Students in the […]

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School leaders change roles; unrelated to testing probe

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education announced at a brief special meeting Monday night that administrative roles in the schools will be changed as a result of “a careful and complete survey of the district goals and objectives” by newly-named superintendent Thomas McGurl. The changes come as the district is being investigated […]

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Bessen to retire in January

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By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his No. 2 pencil. Bessen announced last week that he will retire and leave his post as the superintendent of the Granville Central School District, making his last day on the job Jan. 31, 2017. Bessen, […]

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Armed police officer to patrol schools

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By Krystle S. Morey A decision by the Granville Central School District to hire a full-time police officer was agreed to by the Village Board Monday night. The policeman will serve as school resource officer (SRO) and rotate between patrolling each of the school district’s three education buildings, retrieving truants and helping out with classroom instruction. […]

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‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville in the last week. It’s hard to miss them. The signs are part of an effort by local parents to paint the town blue and gold in support of their school, sports and the community. […]

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Obituary: James Kelly

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Wells, VT –  James Kelly (Jim), 76 years of age, of Wells, VT; passed away Friday January 17, 2020 in […]

Obituary: Robert Joseph Pekar Sr

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Robert Joseph Pekar Sr., 82 of  Bonita Springs, Fl. passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at JoAnne’s House in Bonita […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 01/17/20

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North Country Freepress – 01/17/20

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Lakes Classifieds – 01/17/20

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518 Wheels – 01/15/20

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Classifieds 01/16/20

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Ferguson retracts apology

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By Matthew Saari Two weeks after issuing a formal, public apology to town clerk Marcinda Wilbur, Dresden supervisor Paul Ferguson […]

Granville man awarded $4.8 million

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By PJ Ferguson   David Gibson of Granville has been awarded more than $4.8 million for the 2015 drunk-driving crash […]

Village’s goal: Reopen Williams Street

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By PJ Ferguson Progress is finally being made towards repairing the damaged canal wall and re-opening North Williams Street. Albeit […]

Town grilled by residents over bank purchase

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By Matthew Saari The interrogation of local officials which began at a Granville Village Board last Monday continued on Thursday […]

Martin Luther King Jr. events in the region

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Martin Luther King Jr. events Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the birthday of this influential American civil rights leader. […]

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