Tag Archives: Superintendent Tom McGurl

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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Granville, Fort Ann eye wrestling merger

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Golden Horde and Fort Ann Cardinals are considering merging their wrestling teams. The matter will be discussed and possibly approved by the Granville Board of Education at its remote meeting on Monday. The Adirondack League has already approved the merger, officials said. Granville school superintendent Tom McGurl described the merger […]

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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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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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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 may face staff reductions

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Central School District may have to cut staff because of state budgetary shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Granville school superintendent Tom McGurl said Tuesday that the district’s state aid for the 2020-2021 school year may be cut by as much as 20% – the equivalent of $2.5 million. Combined […]

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School closure extended, Regents exams canceled

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By Matthew Saari Earlier this week New York State extended the COVID-19 school closure until the end of the month and canceled this year’s Regents examinations. Tuesday morning, after the exam cancellation was announced, details were sparse, with local administrators having no more information than the public. “I do not have any information beyond what […]

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Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The next day, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said all schools this side of the border will remain closed for a further two weeks. On […]

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Local schools close amidst virus concerns

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By Matthew Saari Granville Central School joined 30 regional school districts Saturday in announcing their closure till mid-April. All 31 superintendents along with attorneys and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES personnel met Saturday to discuss the prospect, brought on by rising concerns over the novel coronavirus 2019 – also known as COVID-19 – pandemic. “To determine the best […]

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Whitehall Times 7.2.20

Granville Sentinel 7.2.20

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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