Much has been said of late concerning Common Core and its effect on the education of our children, particularly with regard to testing and evaluation. And while I agree with the criticism that the implementation of the curriculum has been unwieldy and uneven, I understand the vision and intent of the Common Core standards. (more…)
Riverhead School District security director James Gresham at the high school earlier this month. (Credit: Barbarellen Koch)
Riverhead School District security director James Gresham is resigning from the position he’s held for the past six months, according to Tuesday’s school board agenda.
Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney is projecting a nearly $4.5 million spending increase for next year’s budget due to added costs in instruction, security and debt service, among other expenses.
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…)