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
A photo of John Anderson rests on the windowsill of his parents’ Riverhead home. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Two poster boards covered with photos rest on the windowsill in the dining room of Dennis and Carmel Anderson’s Riverhead home. More posters are scattered throughout the house, on tables and the floor. The photos provide a glimpse into the life of their son, John. There are shots of the family in Ireland, John in his No. 63 Blue Waves football uniform and groups of friends dressed up before a school dance. READ
A Jeep skidded into a packed school bus bound for Aquebogue Elementary School on Main Road in Aquebogue Wednesday morning. READ
Most local school districts are already out of snow days and are hoping to squeak by without having to use any more for fear of having to open during break.
Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney has unveiled a portion of her preliminary spending plan, which carries an estimated 3.77 percent increase to next year’s tax levy.