Ann Cotten-Degrasse, right, handing a plaque to Joe Ogeka in June 2013. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)
The recent revelation that Joe Ogeka, an assistant superintendent of the Riverhead Central School District has been identified as the highest salaried public school official in the state for 2013-14 outside New York City caused many in our community to ask: How could this happen? How could this happen in a district with 51 percent free and reduced lunch enrollees, where the annual median family incomes trails the rest of Suffolk by $20,000 and where state aid for the annual operating budget is less than 25 percent? (more…)
Riverhead cheerleaders march in Saturday’s homecoming parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Riverhead High School held its annual homecoming parade on Main Street Saturday morning. (more…)
David Wicks, Riverhead’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, discusses the parent portal system at Tuesday’s board meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Riverhead school officials are in the process of phasing in a new district-wide system that allows parents to track their child’s academic records online.
David Wicks, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, gave a presentation about the district’s parent portal at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting and said all high school teachers are now using the software. (more…)
At Tuesday’s board of education meeting, Riverhead officials outlined preventative measures the school is taking against Enterovirus D68. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Riverhead school officials have mailed letters to parents outlining how to protect children from an uncommon respiratory virus that’s sending hundreds of children to hospitals in the Midwest. (more…)
Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney is scheduled to give a presentation about the parent portal at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.
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Two new morning bus routes have been established to mitigate bus overcrowding in Wading River and Flanders.
During the school board’s regular meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Nancy Carney and Sam Schneider, assistant superintendent for finance and operations, outlined what the district has done to address overcrowding concerns raised by two Wading River parents at the Sept. 9 school board meeting. (more…)
Riverhead school officials are touting the district’s meal repayment program after recouping nearly $17,000 during its first year of implementation.
The school board updated the policy last summer, which requires all seniors to pay off any lunch debt or be banned from participating in their class’s graduation ceremony. Outstanding bills could also be sent to a debt collection agency under the new plan.
Elementary school students enjoying lunch. (Credit: Times/Review stock art)
Ten students board a school bus at Hulse Avenue and 17th Street Monday morning. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
After two Wading River parents publicly complained about overcrowded buses last week, Superintendent Nancy Carney now plans to update the school board on the district’s transportation system this Tuesday.
The parents told the school board at its Sept. 9 meeting that children are sitting in the aisle on bus number 120 because there aren’t enough seats. (more…)