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Glebe closure on BOE agenda

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will consider a resolution to close Glebe Street Elementary School next summer at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Johnstown High School library.

The resolution indicates the district is “in the process of reorganizing its school buildings,” and the district “intends to close and/or consolidate programs.” The Long Range Planning Committee with the consultation of Castallo & Silky LLC — education consultants — has recommended the district doesn’t need to keep the Glebe Street Elementary School building open. The school would be shut down effective June 30.

“The Board of Education has determined that it can operate its Glebe Street elementary programs in other existing buildings within the district,” the resolution states.

In other business Thursday, the board will offer “congratulations and celebrations” involving the NYSSMA Regional Festival; and the JHS Lady Bills varsity field hockey being NYSPHSAA State Championship finalists.

The board will hear the normal superintendent’s and board reports. Other reports due to be given at the session include committee reports, building reports from Johnstown Teachers Association President Nancy Lisicki, and a student liaison report.

Among numerous personnel items, the board is slated to appoint Christina Rau as an elementary teacher, Ann Blackwood as a teaching assistant, and a couple wrestling team assistants.

Other action items on the agenda will include: acceptance of donations for athletics and music, adoption of a textbook, approval of three Winterguard trips, and adoption of several new or revised district policies.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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