After years of sterling fiscal health reviews, both Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River school districts have been designated as “susceptible to financial stress” by the state comptroller’s office, which said the two districts are in danger of increased financial instability if trends continue.
But superintendents for both districts said the comptroller’s office’s findings are inaccurate and don’t represent the districts’ overall fiscal health. READ
The Riverhead School District is expected to save at least $1.5 million in the 2016-17 budget now that 15 teachers have agreed to take new retirement incentives.
Robert Shilling didn’t know Gabriel Dispenziere would be in his fourth-grade class until the eve of the first day of school in September 2014. READ
A former Riverhead School District administrator — who was among the state’s highest paid public school employees in 2013-14, despite having worked from home that year — is seeking an additional $27,000 per year from the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, according to court documents. READ
The students of Roanoke Avenue Elementary School got two gifts from the Parent-Teacher Organization this fall: they got to pick pumpkins and they got to do so without enduring hours of tourist traffic.
Children have historically resisted eating their vegetables — something proponents of school gardens are trying to change. READ
The two victims injured when the Riverhead school minibus they were driving in crashed on the Long Island Expressway and caught fire Thursday afternoon are now resting at home, district superintendent Nancy Carney said Friday.
A Riverhead school bus caught fire and was destroyed Thursday afternoon after it was involved in a “serious accident” on the Long Island Expressway, according to district superintendent Nancy Carney. READ