09/24/2014 2:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Steven Cohen (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Steven Cohen (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Beginning next month, school will start 10 minutes later for Shoreham-Wading River elementary school students as administrators try to correct a series of complaints about the district’s new busing system.  (more…)

09/23/2014 4:00 PM

Shoreham-Wading River school board meeting, March 5, 2013

The Shoreham-Wading River school board will begin discussions over a proposed $48.6 million district bond to make repairs and upgrades to district facilities.

As it stands, the bond would fund construction work, new classroom space and roof repairs among other additions at all four district schools. The proposal was presented to the board by the district’s bond committee at its last meeting Sept. 9.

“There’s still a lot of holes that need to be made whole,” board president William McGrath said at the time.

The board will discuss how much, if any, of the proposal to adopt for a referendum vote that would come this December.

Shoreham-Wading River school board agenda Sept. 23, 2014 by Timesreview

05/14/2014 1:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River teacher assistants were relieved to find out their positions would not be eliminated. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Shoreham-Wading River teacher assistants were relieved to find out their positions would not be eliminated. (Credit: Paul Squire)

After spending several months wondering whether they’d have a job next year, several Shoreham-Wading River teachers assistants got their answer Tuesday night: No one is getting fired.

The district’s school board rejected a recommendation to eliminate five teachers’ assistant positions for the 2014-15 school year at its regular meeting, saying that while they technically aren’t necessary to run the special ed program, canning employees would mean less support for teachers — diminishing a quality of programming the district holds itself to.  (more…)

04/30/2014 10:00 AM
The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education discussed better ways to handle dropped electives at its meeting Tuesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education discussed better ways to handle dropped electives at its meeting Tuesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Shoreham-Wading River School District administrators are looking to restore two high school business courses that were recently dropped due to a lack of enrollment.  (more…)

02/26/14 2:00pm
02/26/2014 2:00 PM

As eighth-graders, former Shoreham students Kari Quinn (left), Nick Bottari and Kaitlyn Brosco all excelled on varsity in their respective sports. (File photos)

Shoreham-Wading River inched closer to adopting a selection classification policy, an issue that’s been the point of contention in the district for several years. Athletic director Mark Passamonte, who began the position in January, outlined a policy to the Board of Education at Tuesday night’s meeting that will allow for middle school students to be brought up to varsity or junior varsity sports under a specific set of guidelines.  (more…)

Veterans came out to support a tax exemption, which the Shoreham-Wading River school board voted in favor of Tuesday night. (Joe Werkmeister photo)

For nearly 40 minutes Tuesday night, a group of about 20 veterans sat patiently in the Shoreham-Wading River High School library listening to the Board of Education debate the procedure for middle school students to play varsity sports.

Finally, an older man in the group stood up and admitted: “I do believe most of us can’t contribute anything to what you’re doing, which is extremely interesting.”  (more…)

04/23/13 9:26am
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FILE PHOTO | The 2013-14 school board and budget vote is scheduled for May 21.

The names of two newcomers will appear on the ballot in this year’s school board elections in the Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River school districts.

Challenger Christopher Dorr of Baiting Hollow will face incumbents Jeff Falisi of Calverton and Amelia Lantz of Riverhead. There are two seats carrying three-year terms up for grabs on the seven-member board.

Over in Shoreham, two seats on the school board carrying three-year terms are up this year. Candidate Sean Beran of Wading River is looking to secure former school board member Marie Lindell’s seat. Ms. Lindell resigned in October due to scheduling conflicts between school board meetings and her job as a pilot. The Board of Education decided to wait until the May election to fill her position.

Incumbent school board vice president Richard Pluschau is running for re-election.

The 2013-14 school board and budget vote is scheduled for May 21.

Pick up Thursday’s copy of the Riverhead-News Review for more on this story.

jennifer@timesreview.com