Following the abrupt closure of the fitness center at the Shoreham-Wading River High School at the end of June due to safety concerns, the school board is exploring its next steps.
Making the current location comply with safety standards and protocol would require a renovation costing approximately $200,000, Glen Arcuri, assistant superintendent for finance and operations, said at Tuesday night’s board meeting. READ
The Diocese of Rockville Centre revealed it’s close to finalizing a sale of the property that had been home to Bishop McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead for six decades, according to Bob Terry, who met Monday with diocese officials. READ
North Fork schools and libraries are adding a new level of security to their buildings — an app.
The RAVE Panic Button app immediately dials 911 at the push of a button, while also sending notifications to other app users on site. The app has five emergency call buttons, one signaling a fire, one for a medical emergency, one for an active shooter, one to call police and one for other needs, its website reads. READ
The Board of Education held a public hearing Tuesday night on proposed changes to the districtwide school safety plan. READ
When Shoreham resident Robert Badalian surveyed the crowd at Tuesday evening’s Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education meeting to see who had concerns about the abrupt closing of the fitness center, nearly every hand shot up. READ
After 18 months of negotiations, the Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education and Shoreham-Wading River Teachers Association have reached tentative contract.
SWR Teachers Association president Mary Hygom said in an email that the teachers were without a contract since June 2017 and that a tentative contract agreement was reached at the end of June. READ
Last month, the Riverhead Board of Education honored 22 people set to retire from the district at the culmination of the school year.
Two of them — Elizabeth “Tippy” Macksel and Jacqueline Case — have a combined 53 years in the district and together have worked in every school except the high school. READ
The Riverhead Board of Education named a new president and vice president at Monday night’s meeting.
The board elected Susan Koukounas as president by a vote of 5-2. Board members Laurie Downs and Therese Zuhoski abstained. READ