05/14/14 8:00am
05/14/2014 8:00 AM
Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney giving a presentation about the district's elementary school catchment areas Tuesday. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney giving a presentation about the district’s elementary school catchment areas Tuesday. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

In response to recent concerns from parents voiced at school board meetings about the demographic makeup of the district’s elementary schools, the Riverhead School District is now considering a study to determine if reconfiguring boundaries for its five elementary schools is needed.

During the school board’s meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Nancy Carney said Eastern Suffolk BOCES offers a nearly $9,000 service to analyze demographics, real estate trends and enrollment projections that could provide the district with “data-based recommendations” on changes to the current boundaries — known as catchment areas — for Riley, Phillips, Aquebogue, Roanoke and Pulaski elementary schools.

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