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Reporter for The Post-Star, covering the city of Glens Falls, town and village of Lake George and northern Warren County communities.

Whitehall Coach Meeting

Rebecca Braymer expresses her disappointment Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, with the Whitehall Board of Education during a special meeting to discuss the future of head football coach Justin Culligan. Sports and any talk of eliminating positions draws out people to school board meetings. 


As reporter Bill Toscano continues out on medical leave, I have been putting in a good deal of time back on the education beat.

School board meetings are sedate most of the time. There is perhaps a presentation or two, an update from the superintendent on district wide initiatives and updates on from the principals of the various buildings of school activities.

There are also a bunch of resolutions for staffing comings and goings, budget transfers and few other nondescript items.

The meetings are usually lightly attended by the public – unless there is some controversial issue. Often times, they have little to do with education. Sports have been a flash point in the last couple of years, with football coach firings drawing huge crowds in Whitehall and Granville.

Another item that will bring out the people is any talk of cutting positions or programs. I am expecting that to be the case tonight in Lake George, with the board’s decision to restructure the administration by eliminating the junior-senior high school vice principal position. In case you missed my story on the issue, click HERE.

I unfortunately, will not be in attendance, as I have a Glens Falls Common Council meeting. Reporter Callie Ginter will be covering in my place.


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