Nick Agrusa of Calverton protests Tuesday evening. Mr. Agrusa’s step-daughter, Jaclyn Scoglio-Walsh, was fired from the charter school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
Editor’s note: An initial version of this story published at riverheadnewsreview.com Tuesday night was replaced online Wednesday morning with an updated story, which will also appear in Thursday’s edition of the Riverhead News-Review newspaper.
In an effort to raise awareness of “union busting” concerns at the Riverhead Charter School in Calverton, New York State Union Teachers members from across Suffolk County gathered Tuesday to show support for teachers who have been fired from the school.
The rally came about a month after Kasey Wehrheim, who was the union president at the Riverhead Charter School, was fired after an egg-allergy incident involving a student. (more…)
The Riverhead school board meeting is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the high school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)
The Riverhead school board is expected to vote Tuesday night on a $651,000 land deal to sell district-owned property in Aquebogue to Northeast Farm, according to the meeting’s agenda.
A calendar of events for this week at each of the local schools, as listed on school calendars.
Nominees from Shoreham-Wading River’s production of ‘Carousel,’ included winner Sean Mannix. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
On the same day Broadway’s best headed to Radio City Music Hall to celebrate a year’s worth of achievement at the Tony Awards, the top performers in East End high school theater gathered at Longwood High School for a celebration of their own. (more…)
Mercy graduates move their tassels during Thursday’s commencement ceremony in Riverhead. (Credit: Robin Bay)
Bishop McGann-Mercy High School’s Class of 2014 graduated Thursday evening, marked by a commencement ceremony and liturgy in the Riverhead Catholic school’s auditorium and chapel. (more…)
Riley Avenue Elementary School teacher Jutta Mariotti believes her handling of a second-grade student who brought a knife into the Calverton school in November only proves her capabilities as a teacher. Still, she’s being terminated after this school year. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
As Baiting Hollow parent Terri Nirrengarten stood at the podium during the May 13 Riverhead school board meeting, she became frustrated by the responses to her questions.
She wanted to know why parents hadn’t been notified when a second-grader brought a knife to school in November. She also asked that the board hold off on firing the student’s teacher, Jutta Mariotti, who claims she had been told in July, before the incident, that she would not receive tenure at the end of the current school year.
The Riverhead Charter School in Calverton. (Credit: File)
A New York State United Teachers spokesman confirmed Thursday that the union umbrella organization is involved with a protest planned for Tuesday afternoon at the Riverhead Charter School in Calverton.
Shoreham-Wading River superintendent Steven Cohen (left) and school board members Bill McGrath and John Zukowski at last night’s school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
Less than a year after she was named principal at Miller Avenue Elementary School, Patricia Nugent was fired Tuesday night after the Shoreham-Wading River school board approved Superintendent Steven Cohen’s recommendation to deny her tenure. (more…)