A state Supreme Court judge has denied fired teacher Joe Johnson’s request to be reinstated to his old post, ruling in favor of the Riverhead School District’s decision to terminate his employment after he was arrested on weapons and drunken driving charges, according to an online copy of the decision.
Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney, left, school board president Sue K and member Chris Dorr at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Residents may soon be able to watch Riverhead school board meetings online.
During the Board of Education’s meeting Tuesday night, vice president Sue Koukounas suggested the district upload the videos to its website starting in September, since software is already in place to do so.
Sue Koukounas, center, and Ann Cotten-DeGrasse, right, were the top two vote-getters on Tuesday night. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Riverhead school budget passed Tuesday night and in the five-way race for two open school board seats in Riverhead, Sue Koukounas and Ann Cotten-DeGrasse were elected to three-year terms.
As for the the three propositions, all three of them passed.
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Riverhead school district voters will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a budget that carries a 3.94 percent tax levy increase over last year. In addition, a series of propositions are on the ballot that would move the district’s outdated transportation facility to a new location in Calverton, call for a new turf field by borrowing $1.2 million, and create a new $5 million reserve account. (more…)
One incumbent and four challengers are running for two Riverhead school board seats that are up for grabs Tuesday night.
Incumbent and board vice president Susan Koukounas is facing former board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse, past candidates Greg Fischer and Laurie Downs and newcomer Brad Harnig. (more…)
As it turns out, there is such a thing as a free lunch … and breakfast.
Beginning next fall, all students in the Roanoke Avenue and Phillips Avenue elementary schools will get a free lunch and a free breakfast at school on a daily basis, courtesy of the New York State Education Department program called “Community Eligibility Provision.”
The students in Janine Weber’s fourth grade class were the winners of the Pennies for Patients fundraiser. (Credit: Riverhead School District)
Roanoke Avenue Elementary School students raised $2,110.87 to contribute to Pennies For Patients, an organization that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the school district announced. (more…)
This anti-bullying mural was unveiled at Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton Thursday. (Credit: Rachel Young)
Riley Avenue Elementary School fourth-grader Jon Vasquez said he liked watching the character mural go from “nothing to something.” His classmate Lily Kaelin said anyone who lays eyes on the colorful painting is “reminded to be kind.” Art teacher Melissa Haupt called it “inspiring.” (more…)