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Greenville schools considering additional athletic programs

Mar 22, 2018 7:00 am

Audrey Matt is reporting for the Greenville Pioneer the Greenville Board of Education heard three appeals for new athletic programming from Athletic Director Denise Wickham during a budget workshop held March 5. Along with Todd Nelson, Assistant Director of New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Wickham proposed the addition of a unified sports program that partners with Special Olympics New York. The program would feature basketball, but could include bowling as well, and in the future, volleyball and cross country could be added, Wickham said. Their was also a discussion about the previously proposed girls tennis and football programs. The football program would create a combined team with the Cairo-Durham, and possibly Catskill, school districts. The Greenville board considered both programs last year, but ultimately rejected the proposal, due to concerns over sustainability. The addition of all three -- the unified sports, football and girls tennis programs -- would cost the district nearly $22,000 for the 2018-19 school year. The board is now looking at cost projections and assessing the potential impact on the budget. The board's next budget workshop is 6 p.m., Mon., Mar. 26 in the Greenville Middle/High School library. Read the full story in the Greenville Pioneer.