On Thursday, we presented Aquebogue Elementary School teacher Robert Shilling with our Educator of the Year award at a ceremony at Martha Clara Vineyards. This is the video we screened during the ceremony and the original announcement from January. READ
The Riverhead School District’s transportation director is currently out on medical leave and plans to retire at the end of this school year, superintendent Nancy Carney confirmed in an email Tuesday. READ
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
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