05/14/2014 1:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River teacher assistants were relieved to find out their positions would not be eliminated. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Shoreham-Wading River teacher assistants were relieved to find out their positions would not be eliminated. (Credit: Paul Squire)

After spending several months wondering whether they’d have a job next year, several Shoreham-Wading River teachers assistants got their answer Tuesday night: No one is getting fired.

The district’s school board rejected a recommendation to eliminate five teachers’ assistant positions for the 2014-15 school year at its regular meeting, saying that while they technically aren’t necessary to run the special ed program, canning employees would mean less support for teachers — diminishing a quality of programming the district holds itself to.  (more…)

05/07/2014 10:00 AM
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Shoreham-Wading River school board members Richard Pluschau, left, and school board members Jack Costas and Mike Fucito at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Shoreham-Wading River School District officials are considering a recent recommendation to lay off 15 teacher assistants in the special education department next school year.

Charles Althoff, the district’s special education director, said he took a hard look at his staffing levels in preparation for next year’s budget and found it was unnecessary to continue assigning two teacher assistants in some classes. (more…)

04/30/2014 10:00 AM
The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education discussed better ways to handle dropped electives at its meeting Tuesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education discussed better ways to handle dropped electives at its meeting Tuesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Shoreham-Wading River School District administrators are looking to restore two high school business courses that were recently dropped due to a lack of enrollment.  (more…)

04/22/2014 10:20 AM

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The three Shoreham-Wading River school board incumbents up for re-election will run unopposed in this year’s race, school officials have confirmed.

School board president Bill McGrath, vice president John Zukowski and member Jack Costas will appear on the ballot to serve another term on the seven-member board.

The school board election and budget vote is May 20.

Check back to riverheadnewsreview.com as your source for complete budget and school board election coverage.

04/02/2014 4:00 PM

The Shoreham-Wading River tennis courts have been condemned. Replacing the courts will cost about $750,000. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The Shoreham-Wading River School District closed its tennis courts late last month after the district’s insurance company deemed the facilities “hazardous” and “unsafe,” school officials have confirmed.

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