Gathered in a circle in Lorene Custer’s classroom are more than a dozen Riverhead Middle School students, some holding hands and leaning on each other for support. The group often goes from laughing at a joke to somberly discussing how society treats members of the LGBT community. READ
The Riverhead School District is searching for a new assistant superintendent with current administrator David Wicks expected to step down in June.
This year’s summer vacation will be cut short for students in the Riverhead School District.
Classes will begin Friday, Sept. 2, so the calendar can accommodate additional snow days if necessary, said Riverhead Superintendent Nancy Carney.
For more than 15 years, Laurie Downs has attended nearly every Riverhead Board of Education meeting.
She is not an administrator, nor has she ever attended the meeting as an elected member of the board.
That’s about to change. READ
Addressing ballooning student enrollment while enhancing programs under the tax cap and ensuring that administrators adhere to policies are top priorities for this year’s Riverhead school board candidates.
In response to the large numbers of students who have opted out of state-mandated testing in previous years, New York State education officials recently compromised by agreeing to hold off until 2020 on tying test results to teacher ratings.
Riverhead School District residents will go to the polls next month to vote on the district’s proposed spending plan, which carries a 0.5 percent increase to next year’s tax levy.
Antonio DeGrasse will be remembered for many things.
He was a Riverhead school administrator for nearly 30 years. He and his wife, Ann, were the co-founders of the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, and he helped organize an annual 5K walk at Tanger Outlets to benefit that coalition. READ