Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting marked a lot of firsts for the Shoreham-Wading River School District. It was the first meeting for four people on the dais: board members Katie Andersen, Erin Hunt and Henry Perez, as well as Superintendent Gerard Poole, who officially began his position July 1.
A State Comptroller report criticized the Shoreham-Wading River school district for overestimating expenditures, building cash reserves above the legal limit while failing to adopt realistic budgets.
Officials defended the district’s financial standing after the state report last month. READ
Former Riverhead Board of Education member Amelia Lantz has publicly backed Ann Cotten-DeGrasse’s claims that the board has violated New York State Education Department law. They both resigned from the board June 20.
Theresa Carr, beloved Riverhead High School math teacher, is retiring after 38 years of teaching, 30 of which were at Riverhead.
“I have to admit, it’s bittersweet,” Ms. Carr said. “The last days of classes were heart-wrenching. Saying goodbye to the students and saying goodbye to staff members, particularly my department, who are awesome, was heartbreaking.”
Shoreham-Wading River’s Class of 2017 celebrated its graduation Saturday at its commencement ceremonies. Rain in the morning forced the ceremony to be delayed two hours, but by the time the graduates found their seats, the skies had cleared leaving plenty of sunshine. READ
One by one the 346 graduates of Riverhead’s Class of 2017 walked across the podium inside Riverhead High School’s gymnasium Saturday morning. They smiled, waved toward gleaming parents in the bleachers and posed for photos with their diplomas.
Finally, only two names remained. READ