Read more about the article School bans cell phones, backpacks ‘in proactive approach to managing’
Granville superintendent Tom McGurl delivered his monthly report to the Board of Education on Sept. 13 just five days after the implementation of new standards set in the high school building to improve academic learning. (Photo by Austin Crosier)

School bans cell phones, backpacks ‘in proactive approach to managing’

In the first Board of Education meeting since the start of the new school year, Granville superintendent Tom McGurl announced major changes at the high school to accomplish the “tremendous…

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Read more about the article Teacher shortage hits home, fear is ‘it’s going to get worse’
Schools around the area struggle to find teachers to fill open positions. Whitehall schools have turned to having educators cover other classes as substitutes when they are needed.

Teacher shortage hits home, fear is ‘it’s going to get worse’

The national teacher shortage has been one of the most prevalent issues among school districts this year and now it is affecting local schools' ability to fill teaching vacancies as…

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Read more about the article As school year looms, interim principal hired, building ‘very much still under construction’
The Granville Board of Education was informed by superintendent Tom McGurl of the progress with construction during the summertime at Granville Junior/Senior High School during its meeting on Aug. 8.

As school year looms, interim principal hired, building ‘very much still under construction’

A new interim principal at the high school and an update on summer construction at the Junior/Senior High School showcased the Aug. 8 Granville Board of Education meeting. Beecher Baker…

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Read more about the article School medical services debated by board
Granville Junior Senior High School

School medical services debated by board

Discussion rose from Granville Board of Education members following the consideration of who the district would contract as its school physician on July 5. The decision to contract Community Health…

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Read more about the article 74 Granville graduates praised
Members of the Granville Central School Class of 2022 toss their graduation caps into the sky following their commencement on June 24.

74 Granville graduates praised

The graduation caps soared high into the warm summer sky on June 24 when the Granville High School Class of 2022 completed its commencement ceremony in front of family, friends…

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Read more about the article Meade leaving for job in Schenectady schools
Granville Junior/Senior High School principal Lisa Meade has recently accepted a job at Schenectady City Schools. Photo courtesy of Stacie Arnhold.

Meade leaving for job in Schenectady schools

After three years as principal of Granville High School, Lisa Meade is stepping down to take a position as assistant director of special education for the Schenectady city schools. “My…

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Read more about the article Review school safety plans, concerned parents urged
Members of the Granville Board of Education and superintendent Tom McGurl were asked on June 13 for their thoughts and feelings of the district’s safety plans following recent mass shootings across the nation.

Review school safety plans, concerned parents urged

Coming on the heels of tragic mass shootings around the country, two concerned Granville Central School District mothers asked the Board of Education at its June 13 meeting about the…

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Read more about the article Davidson’s appeal dismissed in school vote electioneering   
Joel Davidson electioneering outside of Granville Junior/ Senior High School for the 2021 Granville Board of Education and Budget vote.

Davidson’s appeal dismissed in school vote electioneering   

An ongoing appeal filing stemming from an incident that occurred during the Granville school district elections in May 2021 has been laid to rest by New York State Education Department…

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Read more about the article Three Alaskans join Granville school staff
Jeff and Michelle Krzypkowski at Mary J. Tanner School.

Three Alaskans join Granville school staff

Over the last nine months, three Granville Central School District hires have made a significant adjustment in their work environment. Jeff and Michelle Krzypkowski and Paul Lomax have all made…

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Read more about the article Gift to fund Granville High scholarships
Photo courtesy of Kilmer Funeral Home. Loren Allen " Mike" Hart's obituary photo.

Gift to fund Granville High scholarships

The Granville Board of Education has been informed that the school district will be receiving a contribution to be used as scholarship funds for more than 90 years’ worth of…

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