04/08/14 8:00am
04/08/2014 8:00 AM
The Riverhead school board is set vote on a new agreement with the district's non-instructional union. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead school board is set vote on a new agreement with the district’s non-instructional union. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead school board is expected to vote on a memorandum of agreement with a district union that doesn’t include teachers at Tuesday’s meeting, according to the agenda.

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04/08/14 7:00am
Riverhead High School

Riverhead School District officials have confirmed 217 refusals out of 2,218 students in grades 3 through 8, or 9.8 percent of students, opted out of last week’s state assessments. (Credit: News-Review, file)

The Riverhead School District saw a bump in students declining to participate in last week’s English Language Arts assessments, which were administered last Wednesday through Friday.

“Many came in the last two days,” said Riverhead Superintendent Nancy Carney.

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04/04/14 7:00am
Jesse Goodale (the Lion), Taylor Burgess (Dorothy), Jon Troiano (the Scarecrow) and Alex Bowe (the Tinman) perform in the Blue Masques production of 'The Wiz' at Riverhead High School. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

Jesse Goodale (the Lion), Taylor Burgess (Dorothy), Jon Troiano (the Scarecrow) and Alex Bowe (the Tinman) perform in the Blue Masques production of ‘The Wiz’ at Riverhead High School. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques will present the musical “The Wiz” this weekend in the Charles Cardona Auditorium. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  (more…)

04/03/14 8:00am
Riverhead Charter School principal Raymond Ankrum outside the Calverton school Monday morning. Mr. Ankrum is at the center of a dispute among teachers at the school. (Credit: Michael White)

Riverhead Charter School principal Raymond Ankrum outside the Calverton school Monday morning. Mr. Ankrum is at the center of a dispute among teachers at the school.
(Credit: Michael White)

More than a dozen Riverhead Charter School teachers and administrators have come out this week in defense of Ray Ankrum, the school’s principal and executive director, who’s facing “union-busting” accusations that include firings and intimidation tactics directed at staffers sympathetic to the school’s teachers union.

Mr. Ankrum’s supporters include six veteran teachers who are members of the school’s leadership team. The team is also being implicated for taking part in anti-union activities in violation of state labor laws, according to two complaints filed with the state Public Employment Relations Board.

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