09/04/14 3:00pm
09/04/2014 3:00 PM
Mario Anthony and Anthony Esbarr of Atlas Stucco work on the front entrance to the charter school's new building Tuesday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Mario Anthony and Anthony Esbarr of Atlas Stucco work on the front entrance to the charter school’s new building Tuesday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

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…)

06/12/14 12:00pm
06/12/2014 12:00 PM
The Riverhead Charter School in Calverton. (Credit: File)

The Riverhead Charter School in Calverton. (Credit: File)

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…)

06/10/14 7:33pm
06/10/2014 7:33 PM
Nick Agrusa of Calverton protests Tuesday evening. Mr. Agrusa's step-daughter, Jackie Scoglio, was fired from the charter school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Nick Agrusa of Calverton protests Tuesday evening. Mr. Agrusa’s step-daughter, Jaclyn Scoglio-Walsh, was fired from the charter school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

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…)

05/29/14 11:59am
05/29/2014 11:59 AM
The Riverhead Charter School in Calverton.

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…)

05/15/14 4:59pm
05/15/2014 4:59 PM
The Riverhead Charter School is located on Route 25 in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The Riverhead Charter School is located on Route 25 in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The union president at the Riverhead Charter School — whose embattled principal has been facing allegations of union busting — was fired on Wednesday, the News-Review has learned.

That teacher, Kasey Wehrheim, is now publicly joining a growing chorus of detractors of the school’s principal and executive director, Ray Ankrum, saying she was targeted because of her work with the union. (more…)

05/14/14 10:24am
05/14/2014 10:24 AM
A $14.1 million expansion of the Riverhead Charter School is scheduled to be completed by December. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A $14.1 million expansion of the Riverhead Charter School is scheduled to be completed by December. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Despite a rough winter, the Riverhead Charter School’s $14.1 million building expansion is on target to meet its goal of being completed by December, and is within its budget, according to Will Recce of School Construction Consultants, who is the construction manager on the project.  (more…)