GJSD BOE to meet

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday is expected to hire an Albany County broker to help market an elementary school the district is closing by the school year’s end.

The board is expected to take action at its special meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnstown High School library.

Board members are slated to approve a resolution retaining Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage Co. of Latham. The firm will perform a market appraisal and devise a marketing program for the Glebe Street Elementary School premises.

The district decided to close the 502 Glebe St. school on June 30. But district officials wish to review “options” available related to the school’s real property. The amount of compensation Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage Co. will receive wasn’t made public by the district.

In other business planned for the “workshop” session, the board is expected to hear reports from its Facilities and Academic committees.

The board is set to approve a $6,000 district contract with the Capital Area School Development Association. Services involve CASDA reviewing the district’s reorganization report for Jan. 1 and March 1.

Among personnel items, the board is expected to create a $25 per hour internal claims auditor position.

Board discussion will center on several policies, as well as: the Johnstown Public Library’s annual fundraiser, 2020 HFM BOCES David C. Edwards Award, the district’s calendar for the 2020-21 school year, review of a Sunday facility use policy, and a discussion of the district’s “vision, mission, core beliefs and goals.”

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