Parents of students at Phillips, Roanoke and Riley elementary schools have the option of sending their children to Aquebogue Elementary School next school year now that the state has declared them as “focus schools” as a result of low student test scores.
Here’s a look at the ballot for the Riverhead school district. Check back Tuesday night for complete coverage.
The amount of students who refused to take state-mandated math assessments this week is similar to the English Language Arts opt-out rates in March, according to local school district officials.
Joining educators from around the country, administrators from four local school districts recently sent letters home to parents encouraging them to be aware of a controversial new Netflix series dealing with teen suicide.
In the letters, which were sent by superintendents in the Greenport, Southold, Mattituck-Cutchogue and Shoreham-Wading River school districts, parents were encouraged to watch “13 Reasons Why” with their children and discuss the sensitive subjects the series addresses. READ
Since 2009, the Riverhead School District has significantly underspent its approved budget at least five times, amassing more than $30 million in surplus funds that have been used to relocate the district’s bus barn and complete repairs at district buildings, while also helping to keep the tax levy below state-mandated maximums. READ
The Riverhead School Board on Tuesday accepted a $48,213 donation from the estate of Rosa L. Stolzenberg for the purchase of musical instruments for the district. READ
Riverhead Board of Education member Laurie Downs questioned where the money came from to convert two school buses into charter buses for field trips, and when that was publicly discussed by the board. READ
The Riverhead Board of Education formally voted Wednesday night to send a $136.3 million budget to voters. The budget calls for a 3.77 percent increase in the tax levy and a 4.38 percent increase in district spending. READ