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Granby Superintendent Says "All Systems Go" for Students' Return

A brief Granby Board of Education meeting wrapped up some financial loose ends and set the stage for the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year Wednesday night.

The Granby Board of Education moved swiftly through its meeting Wednesday night, the first of two such gathering in the next eight days.

Financial statements, policy considerations and professional development were among the topics discussed. Additionally, Superintendent Alan Addley sounded enthusiastic when he said the district is ready for the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

“All systems are go,” he said. “We’re ready to receive the kids.”

Among business manager Harry Traver’s report, he noted that the school system was able to return almost $121,000 to town coffers as of the final financial year 2011-2012 report.

A review of two district policies occurred as well. The board will review the district’s administration of medication policy at its next meeting on Sept. 5. The slightly revised educational support personnel policy, with a change concerning staff reduction and recall, was approved.

Increased attendance at professional development events was a major topic, as the board members discussed how to more deeply involve themselves with those development opportunities.

Work on new athletic fields was another topic, as a bid package for renovations, leveling, and facilities construction is being put together. The board expects to see those bids return in October, with actual work set to begin after the conclusion of fall sports.

Look for more Granby Board of Education news next Thursday on The Granbys Patch.

teresa hoff August 31, 2012 at 03:54 PM
well white Wednesdays is a real thing. you don't think it is going to be broadcasts. My daughter went through the high school too and she just had some kids who are a part of that group refuse to give a friend of hers a ride because of the color of his skin. just this past year a coach told a player that he "could do something well because he was black". that came from my son and the boy it was said directly to. the administration knows of this and they keep it on the down low.
teresa hoff August 31, 2012 at 03:58 PM
well white Wednesdays is a real thing. you don't think it is going to be broadcasts. My daughter went through the high school too and she just had some kids who are a part of that group refuse to give a friend of hers a ride because of the color of his skin. just this past year a coach told a player that he "could do something well because he was black". that came from my son and the boy it was said to directly. the administration knows of this and they keep it on the down low.
teresa hoff August 31, 2012 at 04:07 PM
comments on here seem to mysteriously dissapear, mmmmmm
yugits August 31, 2012 at 07:42 PM
to suggest that Granby has a racial problem in the high school is a stretch. all kids in general seems to belong to some sort of click when they're in high school as I'm sure you did also by choice or not. and when kids are in this click they find it easy to be mean to others whether it be you wear glasses or different clothes then other kids or just not as popular but I doubt it's because of the color of your skin. as far as teachers being racist I highly doubt it. they dedicated their lives to helping kids of all races and religions.. all schools are filled with different races I think this is just another example of kids just being mean
teresa hoff September 16, 2012 at 03:57 PM
to not deal with the reality of what my kids have witnessed is ignorant. this is not kids stuff, it is adults making inappropriate comments and actions being tolerated because some person doesn't have the back bone to stand up for what is right. You believe what you want, we will believe what we have witnessed and seen happen unfortunately in this town that seems to be buried by those in charge including the superintendent. reality is a tough thing to swallow especially when kids are the recipient of it and those charged to protect them turn a head to what is going on. And tell the black kid who was left at the side of the road and was not allowed in a car with 4 other white granby kids recently that white Wednesdays is not real. I can name the kids who would not him in the car but at this point I won't. When asked about it one of the kids said "what do you expect from kids who particiapted in white wednesdays at the high school." But yea, this is just kids being mean,ok!

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