District looks to pass courts to Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE – The Gloversville Enlarged School District will contact officials with the city to see if it is interested in taking over the basketball courts at Darling Field.

The property issue was discussed at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night at Gloversville Middle School.

Assistant Superintendent for Business Steven Schloicka told the board the basketball courts and two soccer fields were deeded over to the school district from the city in the 1980s. He also said there is a landlocked back section of the tennis courts at Darling Field, which is city property.

“We never really owned anything [at Darling Field] until the 1980s,” Schloicka said.

Superintendent Michael Vanyo asked the board if it wants the district to continue to maintain the basketball courts or offer to deed them back to the city.

“It’s something that’s worth having a discussion [about],” he said.

Board President Peter Semione said he would like to see the courts go back to the city.

Vanyo said he can contact Gloversville Mayor Dayton King to see if the Common Council may be interested in having the basketball courts deeded to the city.

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