The Riverhead school board at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Students and teachers in Riverhead could soon say goodbye to their mid-winter break.
A proposal for the 2015-16 school calendar for the Riverhead School District would establish new breaks during the spring instead of the traditional five-day break in February. The district is considering the change since time off during winter breaks surrounding the holidays, coupled with snow days, has become disruption to student instruction.
But some say more discussion is needed before the change is made.
Riverhead school board member Lori Hulse pitches the need to limit the kinds of contracts the district superintendent can sign without board approval at a board meeting Tuesday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The Riverhead school board voted to limit the kinds of contracts Superintendent Nancy Carney can sign without needing board authorization, arguing that it protects taxpayers and adds extra oversight to limit mistakes.
The superintendent had been able to sign off on contracts under $25,000 without board approval. That limit was decreased to $10,000 or less. (more…)
The Rev. Charles Coverdale at the Riverhead school board on Tuesday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Shirley Coverdale, president and CEO of the Family Community Life Center, gave a presentation at Tuesday’s Riverhead school board meeting in an effort to gather support for the nonprofit’s project.
The multi-use center, which was conceptualized by Ms. Coverdale and her husband, the Rev. Charles Coverdale of First Baptist Church, would include 125 apartments, an Olympic-size indoor swimming pool, a 25-seat theater and media center, 24-hour adult child day care services and more.
The Coverdales also described the project as an investment for the community.
Assistant Superintendent David Wicks discusses Tuesday night possible ways to spend more than $2 million allocated to the district for technology upgrades. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The state education department has allocated $2.1 million for the Riverhead School District to use for technology purchases, district officials announced at Tuesday night’s meeting.
School board president Greg Meyer said Tuesday night that the district will have to review its selective classification policy before moving forward. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The adoption of a long-discussed policy to allow exemplary young Riverhead athletes to compete in school sports at higher levels with students typically older than them has been tabled indefinitely, the Riverhead school board announced at Tuesday night’s meeting.
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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.
The Riverhead school board is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
The Riverhead Board of Education has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday night to discuss using about $237,000 from the district’s repair reserve fund for various capital improvement projects.
Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney is scheduled to give a presentation about the parent portal at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.