Riverhead Superintendent Nancy Carney speaks at Tuesday’s budget presentation. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
The Riverhead school board has adopted a $125.9 million budget that would increase spending by 3.81 percent over the current year.
The proposed 2015-16 budget also includes an estimated 3.94 percent hike, or nearly $3.6 million, to the tax levy. (more…)
On the first day of this school year’s state assessments, Shoreham-Wading River and Riverhead school districts both experienced a sharp increase in the number of students refusing to take the exams.
Congressman Lee Zeldin is holding a press conference this afternoon to discuss legislation he’s co-sponsoring aimed at rolling back federally-mandated testing.
Students leaving Roanoke Avenue Elementary School to board the buses Monday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
“They couldn’t have made a worse decision than what we have in our hands right now.”
For someone who has been a vocal critic of New York State’s public education system’s high-stakes testing model, which has been enacted for the past few years, Greenport and Southold Superintendent David Gamberg’s comments Tuesday about next year’s state education budget came as especially critical.
While the budget adopted April 1 increases education funding by over 6 percent statewide, it has been met with heavy pushback from educators near and far as Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues attempting to overhaul education accountability throughout the state. (more…)
Jamesport Fire Department will award two $750 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. To be eligible, applicants must live within the Jamesport Fire District or be the child of a Jamesport firefighter.
Applications are available from the guidance offices at Riverhead and McGann-Mercy high schools or from the Jamesport Fire Department. Applications must be mailed by April 15 to the fire department, P.O. Box 54, Jamesport, NY 11947.
• Jeremy Warner of Riverhead, son of Hollis and Paula Warner, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Rochester, where he is a senior majoring in electrical engineering.
• Rachel Flannery of Riverhead has earned a place on the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Buffalo.
Riverhead school district residents will be asked to approve three propositions — relocating the bus garage, bonding for a turf field and establishing a new repair reserve account — at the May 19 budget vote.
Governor Cuomo giving his State of the State address the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany Jan. 21. (Credit: Courtesy Flickr photo)
New York State’s adopted budget for 2015-16 includes increases in school aid for all of the districts in Riverhead and Southold towns.
The budget increases school aid by 6.2 percent statewide. (more…)