Riverhead Charter School teachers have been moving into their new classrooms over the past week in preparation for Tuesday’s opening of the recently constructed two-story school in Calverton.
January — Bishop McGann-Mercy High School hires Paul Mastronardi as its new athletic director. He replaces John Lonardo, who resigned to pursue a business opportunity in the private sector. Mr. Mastronardi, a longtime coach and physical education teacher, previously coached the Eastport-South Manor varsity football team. (more…)
A former Riverhead Charter School board member is suing the school and members of its staff after she was not reappointed to her volunteer position at the expiration of her term in May. (more…)
Construction on the new two-story building at Riverhead Charter School in Calverton is still a couple of months from completion, officials said this week.
The building’s structural system, exterior walls, doors and bathrooms have been completed and workers are currently installing floors and finishing other interior projects for the 50,000-square-foot facility, said Michael Finnerty, project manager for Stalco Construction of Islandia, the general contractor on the project. (more…)
A little over three years ago, when my husband and I made the informed decision to enroll our son at the Riverhead Charter School, we were confident that we made the right choice for our child. We reviewed all of our options within the public and private school system and found that a charter school education was the right fit for us. As the school year comes to a close, we as a family remain confident in that decision — even amid recent controversy. (more…)
Editor’s note: An initial version of this story published at riverheadnewsreview.com Tuesday night was replaced online Wednesday morning with an updated story, which will also appear in Thursday’s edition of the Riverhead News-Review newspaper.
In an effort to raise awareness of “union busting” concerns at the Riverhead Charter School in Calverton, New York State Union Teachers members from across Suffolk County gathered Tuesday to show support for teachers who have been fired from the school.
The rally came about a month after Kasey Wehrheim, who was the union president at the Riverhead Charter School, was fired after an egg-allergy incident involving a student. (more…)
A New York State United Teachers spokesman confirmed Thursday that the union umbrella organization is involved with a protest planned for Tuesday afternoon at the Riverhead Charter School in Calverton.
Riverhead Charter School has been in and out of the local newspapers this year due to allegations of “Union busting.” The local newspapers have done an excellent job with covering these allegations. We commend the media for providing the public with unbiased accounts of the happenings at RCS. (more…)