Security director James Gersham discusses procedures with two members of his staff Marilyn Ross (left) and Eddie Johnson Monday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
A video surveillance system that police and fire departments can view in real time during emergencies. Security cameras on buses. An identification scanner checking for convicted sex offenders.
These are just some of the latest security features operating in the Riverhead school district and spearheaded by a security director who was hired just last year.
And even more improvements are on the way. (more…)
ESL director Liz Scaduto and assistant superintendent David Wicks discussing new state regulations for students who need instruction in English at Tuesday’s school board meeting. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Riverhead School District officials are bracing for a large influx of students requiring English instruction next fall, along with a new set of state regulations.
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The Riverhead school board is expected to vote tonight on an agreement to pay the legal fees for several past and present administrators and school board members in an upcoming federal case against the district, according to Tuesday’s meeting agenda.
Three Riverhead schools recently flagged by the state for failing test scores are responding with plans to increase teacher collaboration and communication with parents, according to self-review reports recently released by the district.
School board member Lori Hulse speaks at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
While Riverhead school superintendent Nancy Carney currently has the authority to approve contracts under $25,000 without school board approval, one member of the Board of Education wants to change that. (more…)
Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney is scheduled to give a presentation about the parent portal at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.
Ann Cotten-Degrasse, right, handing a plaque to Joe Ogeka in June 2013. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)
The state’s highest-paid public school employee outside New York City last fiscal year was longtime Riverhead School District administrator Joe Ogeka — a recently retired assistant superintendent who was kept on the payroll for consultant work, according to a new report.
Riverhead school officials are touting the district’s meal repayment program after recouping nearly $17,000 during its first year of implementation.
The school board updated the policy last summer, which requires all seniors to pay off any lunch debt or be banned from participating in their class’s graduation ceremony. Outstanding bills could also be sent to a debt collection agency under the new plan.
Elementary school students enjoying lunch. (Credit: Times/Review stock art)