Tag Archives: School Budget

School budget unchanged after virtual public hearing

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By Matthew Saari There were only a handful of questions on the proposed budget for the Granville Central School District. The Granville Board of Education conducted a public hearing remotely Monday night, allowing the public to comment and question the district’s tentative $26,136,086 spending plan for 2020-2021. “There were a couple of questions from the […]

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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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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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School boards, budgets to be voted Tuesday

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Area residents will be voting on their respective school district budgets and Board of Education seats Tuesday, May 15. Whitehall There are three candidates, with current board president Frank Barber squaring off against newcomers Stiling Knight and Carrianne Arquette. “The last few years I’ve been excited about the […]

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Pember receives $100k donation

By Jaime Thomas The Pember received a check in the mail Tuesday morning. A big check. A donor sent $100,000 to the library and museum to help pay the bills. Marcia Klam, president of the Pember Board of Trustees, said the donation came after she and Pember Director Pat Wesner reached out to organizations and […]

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Whitehall Times 7.2.20

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Whitehall school increases its regional ranking

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall Central School jumped 15 spots in a ranking of regional schools. Every year, Albany Business Review […]

Granville falls in regional ranking of state’s schools

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By Matthew Saari Granville Central School dropped 13 spots in a ranking of regional schools. Every year, Albany Business Review […]

Obituary: Ramon (Ray) George Vaughn, Sr.

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Ramon (Ray) George Vaughn, Sr., of Moss Beach, CA passed away on June 19, 2020 after a 20 year struggle […]

State travel ban forces Magill out of concert

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By Matthew Saari Granville’s flashiest musician has pulled out of this year’s Summer Concert Series. Daryl Magill announced Tuesday that, […]

Ask Matt: Will another network pick up canceled Single Parents?

Question: Is there any word on Single Parents being picked up by another network? The talented adults and kids were […]

“Hot Mess House” shows how to clear up clutter

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By Barb Oates Good news for you clutter kings and queens out there. You’re not messy, lazy or disorganized! “You’re […]

Lost on Everest

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By Rick Gables National Geographic Channel will premiere Lost on Everest Tuesday, June 30, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The one-hour […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – 50 Years Already?

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“Love Story,” “MASH,” “Patton” and other classic films celebrate a milestone By Paul Hall, ReMIND Magazine I shake my head […]

Chasin’ Racin’: Fonda Speedway, week two

By Mark Kane Under bright skies and temps in the 90s there was a freeze warning in the Capital District, […]

Upstart Bigfoot fest proposed

The top three adult winners of the Sasquatch Calling Contest.

By PJ Ferguson   COVID-19 or not, Whitehall will not rest on celebrating their beloved mascot. While the Sasquatch Calling […]

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