Pulaski Street School head custodian Carl James will retire next month after a 54-year career with the Riverhead School District, according to Tuesday’s school board meeting agenda.
Mr. James, who turned 79 in February, has worked in a school longer than any other school district staff member from Riverhead to Orient.
During an interview with the News-Review in December, Mr. James said he was thinking about retiring this summer at his family’s request. He wasn’t immediately available Monday for comment.
In addition to accepting Mr. James’ retirement, the school board is also expected to discuss the district’s current elementary school boundaries.
Superintendent Nancy Carney is scheduled to also give presentations about buses and the district’s fund balance.
School board candidates Kim Ligon, Laurie Downs, Lori Hulse, Greg Meyer and Greg Fischer will be given three minutes each for an opportunity to speak at the meeting.
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