Granville schools OK conduct code

The Granville Central School’s Code of Conduct discussion and presentation dominated the Jan. 9 meeting of the school board.

The board voted 8-0, with member John Troy absent, to accept the draft code and indicated it will also be posted on the district’s website for review.

The major component was keeping children in the classroom whenever possible but keeping in mind safety and the continuity of instruction.

Principals from Mary J. Tanner School, Granville elementary and high schools as well as the Special Education Program all laid out the specifics of the code as it relates to each school.

When there is simply a need for counseling, additional referrals or possibly the filing of a person in need (PINS) petition were all discussed. High school principal Beecher Baker indicated disciplinary issues included cell phones, dress code and backpack safety.

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Board members approved a bid for the purchase of a 2022 F-350 pickup from Warren Ford and to scrap a 2005 Chevy van.

Superintendent Thomas McGurl indicated the district is still in need of night cleaners and did post the opportunity for students to apply in strict compliance with labor laws that govern child employment.

These students would be under constant supervision.

The superintendent also congratulated the inaugural girls wrestling team on their success this year, indicating three members of that team will be competing in the state tournament in Syracuse on Jan. 19.

The junior-senior high school band will conduct a cookie dough and frozen pie fundraiser through Jan. 26, and the high school’s winter clothing fund received a $200 donation from Peter and Mary Ann Terry.